The Way We Learned:
The First 100 Years Of Clarkston Schools

November 1999-May 2000
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This exhibit premiered with the grand opening of the Clarkston Heritage Museum. Original materials dating back as early as 1835 included an exquisite sampler embroidered by 12-year-old Emma Adams Parker. Also included in this display were school arithmetic and spelling books, along with many class photos taken in the early 1900s.
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The high top, lace up boots worn by school marm Ethel Cleveland and a long black wool dress and petticoat were a popular attraction. Clarkston district record books detailed the policy of requiring the family of each child to supply a 1/2 cord of wood to help heat the school wood stove; an interesting form of tuition! This exhibit was especially popular as a field trip destination and we provided hundreds of elementary school children with a combined Museum tour and program.