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Readin’, Ritin’, Rithmetic – Reality: Education in Mid-19th Century America

  • Surratt House Museum 9118 Brandywine Road Clinton, MD, 20735 United States (map)

This presentation will discuss the “Readin’ Ritin’, ‘Rithmetic and Reality” of what school was like for a young person c. 1845-1870 during “the Common School period.” Education went from being completely private to being available to the common masses. Topics will include who went to school, what they learned, who taught them, and how education was impacted by the war. Our presenter is an adjunct professor at Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland and works with interns in the education field. Arrive Early, Seating is limited. FREE