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The Carl & Mary Koehler History Center is hosting a celebration of country schools, featuring a gathering of former country school attendees and a play written by History Center volunteer, Bob Assink.  At the “Country School Day,” people of all ages will enjoy learning about what it was like to be a student or teacher at one of Iowa’s many small, country schools.

Saturday, August 10, 2012     11:00 a.m. at the History Center-- The program begins at 11am with an Open House Reception.  Former students will share memories and memorabilia from their days in the country schools.  Light refreshments will be served.

 At noon, the History Center presents “Rural School Reflections: A Revue about Readin’ ‘Ritin’ and ‘Rithmetic’.”  Local actors will perform vignettes and songs recalling the fun and challenges of getting an education in rural schools.

 The Open House Reception is free and open to the public, but there will be a $5 admission fee for those who wish to attend the performance.

 Reservations are requested.  Please call (319) 362-1501 ext. 16 or email history@historycenter.org<mailto:history@historycenter.org> and indicate if you will be attending the performance.

  The Carl & Mary Koehler History Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  It is located at 615 First Ave SE in Cedar Rapids.

 


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