Little White Schoolhouse Museum

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Little White Schoolhouse Museum

Little White Schoolhouse Museum
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karen h
Anchorage, AK56 contributions
Couples
Well presented, the curator could answer any questions you might have about the one room school houses, easy to find, was good for the kids and as far as museums go, it is just the right size to take children to because it is not too large and your visit can be complete in a half hour to hour easily! it gives the children something to think about when it comes to time, technology and teaching.
Written March 22, 2014
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BCbikeGuy
Keremeos, Canada566 contributions
Friends
This lovely little schoolhouse feel like it is just waiting for a new group of pupils to arrive any minute. There were too very knowledgeable staff members to explain all the items (not so necessary for the 4 seniors in this party. Two of us are retired teachers and the loved all the artifacts that allowed them to reminisce about how it was when they started out in their careers 50 years ago. Well worth the visit.
Written July 31, 2018
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Nancy C
Truro, Canada65 contributions
Family
The schoolhouse has a classroom set up just like when I went to school. It brought back many memories of my school days. Great place for kids of to day to see how class rooms used to be when their grandparents went to school. They also do research of family history. I had gone to the new library to get some information about my Great Aunt who attend the Normal collage and they sent me to the Schoolhouse Museum. I got the information I was looking for and very quickly.
Written February 13, 2017
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Melissa R
Lunenburg, Canada3 contributions
Family
My husband and I along with our daughters, aged 3 and 5 stopped to visit the little white school house on the afternoon of July 30th. We walked into the one room school house and had approximately 2 minutes to view all of the interesting antiques and artifacts before leaving with a scared and crying child.
My daughter is beginning school this September and shortly after we walked in she took a seat in one of the desks and I mentioned as a joke to her that maybe we should send her to school there in the fall. The young man working there said, "No I don't think you would want to come to school here".... In a very disturbing voice. He then proceeded across the room and picked up a leather strap, asking my daughter (who is quite shy around strangers and was obviously uncomfortable with his tone) if she knew what it was, once again with a disturbing tone. When she didn't answer him he walked over to the desk where my little girls were sitting and slapped the strap not once, but twice on the desk, sending my 3 year old into tears because of fear. I was in shock, and so was my husband!! We picked up our girls and walked out with barely an apology.
I don't know what is wrong with this young man, but he should be ashamed of himself and the people who are in charge of this facility should seriously reconsider their hiring practices.
I wouldn't recommend this museum to anybody travelling with children, and to be honest as an adult I wouldn't return because this young man was so disturbing. My recommendation.....find another museum to visit and enjoy your time rather than having to spend your time consoling your children because of someone's ignorance!
Written August 2, 2014
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Marvin W
South Maitland, Canada12 contributions
Family
We visited this real schoolhouse with our children, and they found it fascinating to see how school was conducted in an earlier time. This is a school that was moved from Digby County, and is now outfitted with authentic period furnishings of a school. It was like being in the class of 1860, as the "schoolmaster" explained how things were done, while we sat in the desks. They showed a short movie highlighting some 'old school' practices. Lots of artifacts to browse through, but they are in place, as if the school were still in use. Don't worry about the FEARSOME strap mentioned earlier; they are not using it on visitors!
Written January 17, 2017
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Albert R
Amherst, Nova Scotia59 contributions
Couples
Great time..short visit. A look back in time. Interesting items to look at and try to figure out what they were used for
Written April 27, 2016
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Peggy A
Calgary27 contributions
Friends
This schoolhouse museum turned restaurant is wonderful. The meals are scrumptious and ever so eye appealing. A unique ambiance giving you a wonderful dining experience.
Written July 7, 2015
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redrocklove
Fairfield, CT28 contributions
Family
We stopped in at this Schoolhouse Museum and they happened to have an event going on, which was very nice. They had ice cream cones for 5 cents and inside a woman was making ice cream the old fashioned way and had visitors helping. The items inside the Schoolhouse were very interesting and it was done very well to get a sense of what it must have been like there back in the time it was used. I recommend it :-)
Written August 11, 2014
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Sharon H
Portugal Cove, Canada46 contributions
Family
We dropped in here while hubby napped from a long plane ride and because it was across the street from our hotel. Very nice and well laid out. Guide was very informative but also left us alone to look at all the items on display. Well done!
Written July 14, 2016
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Shauna W
9 contributions
Solo
I loved the museum as it shows how they went to school many years ago. They also show the fact that the teachers where stricter back then not like todays practices
Written August 13, 2015
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