119 South Pitt Street · Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137 · 724-662-3490

One-Room Schoolers Countywide Reunion Scheduled at Caldwell One-Room School

All former One-Room School students, their families and friends, and all individuals interested in the history of education in Mercer County are invited to a One-Room School reunion at the Beringer-Caldwell School on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Sponsored by the Mercer County Historical Society, this special event will celebrate a bygone era in education while honoring our volunteers who have helped keep the memory of One-Room Schools alive by their dedication to the schoolhouse and the New Hamburg Garden Club who maintain our site. Join us for this free event, which will include food, music, a look at the schoolhouse and its collections, and more.
The celebration will be held from 1:00-4:30 p.m. Cake and ice cream will be served beginning at 1:30, free while it lasts, with music provided by Chuck Thorpe & Friends. At 2:00, volunteers will be honored. At 2:30, a group photo of all One-Room School students in attendance will be taken. The schoolhouse and Teachers’ Garden will be open until 4:30 for exploration.
Our CDs and DVDs of One-Room School material will be available at this event. These discs are the result of a volunteer effort that scanned thousands of photos and documents from Mae Beringer’s collection of school items. Each CD will contain the entire archive of material for a single Mercer County township and will be available for sale at the schoolhouse or at MCHS headquarters for $10. The DVDs will be sold as a three-volume set for $60 and will contain the archives for all the One-Room Schools in Mercer County.
The Beringer-Caldwell One-Room School will remain open for the season from 1-5 p.m. on Sundays though Labor Day. Please call the Mercer County Historical Society office at 724-662-3490 with any questions.

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