Museum exhibition opening: No More Than Five Miles

Saturday 3 March 2012
12:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Foster Museum | Category: Exhibition

Foster & District Historical Society proudly invites you to attend its latest exhibition ‘No More Than Five Miles: School Days in Prom Country, 1870 – 1970′.

The exhibition highlights the many one-teacher schools that were scattered throughout the Prom Country district in the days when it was declared that no child should travel ‘more than five miles’ to receive an education.  And this was when walking, or if very lucky, riding a pony or horse was the only way to and from school.

Centenary of the opening of Agnes School

The exhibition also celebrates the Centenary of the opening of the Agnes school building which is now housed in the Museum grounds.  Whilst both the Agnes school and the building are much older than 100 years, this building was commissioned as the Agnes School in 1912 after the original school was destroyed in bush fires and the pupils were temporarily housed in his two-roomed cottage for a number of years.

We look forward to your company on the day – and during the year – to reminisce about ‘old school days’.

Jennifer Jones, President, Foster & District Historical Society Inc.

 

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