200 Years

Carnegie to open exhibit celebrating schools

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The Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of its 2022 annual exhibit, From Slate to Tablet: 200 Years of Education in Montgomery County. The exhibit will open with a public reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Light refreshments will be provided.

In celebration of Montgomery County’s bicentennial, From Slate to Tablet will walk visitors from the earliest schools in the county to one room school houses to consolidations to e-learning. The exhibit will be a nostalgic mix of the distant and more recent past. Did your great-grandparents use a writing slate to do their schoolwork? We have one of those. Did you or your parents rock custom senior cords in high school? We have dozens on display. Did your children learn remotely during 2020? We’ll talk about that, too.

In addition to information about the county’s rich school history, visitors can see artifacts from the area’s schools, including yearbooks, diplomas, basketball memorabilia, and our ever-popular collection of senior cords, letter sweaters and varsity jackets. Visitors of all ages can participate in many hands-on activities. Share stories about your favorite teachers, design your own pair of senior cords, and create a custom bookmark to commemorate your school days. Come celebrate Montgomery County’s 200th birthday and learn about its deep history at the Carnegie Museum.

The Carnegie Museum is located at 222 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville. Admission is free, and the museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Wednesday through Saturday.

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