Eastern Michigan University to
One-Room Schoolhouse Conference May 10
YPSILANTI - From one-room school archaeology to preservation and restoration
techniques, a wide variety of topics will be discussed at the Michigan One-Room
Schoolhouse Conference Saturday, May 10, 8:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m., at the Porter
Building on the campus of Eastern Michigan University.
This year's conference, "Back to Our Roots," marks the 10th anniversary
of the Michigan One-Room Schoolhouse Association (MORSA) committee founding
MORSA was founded to further the mission of education about one-room schools,
to document all schools that were and are in existence; and to preserve and
protect the number of existing schools, which is nearly 1,000.
"We're working to preserve the heritage of one-room schoolhouses,"
said Sue Daniel, MORSA membership chairman. "This conference will benefit
those that want to learn more about that heritage."
An array of session subjects will be covered, including: teaching in a one-room
school today; one-room school stories from the Upper Peninsula; and a historical
perspective of the rural school. In addition, two videos will be shown and a
slide show will be presented, documenting the move of the Geddes Townhall School
to EMU's campus.
Conference fee is $35 and is due May 5. Registration forms and other information
can be found on-line at www.one-roomschools.org.