country schoolhouse annual conference

Members Speak at the Annual Conference of the Country School Association of America

By Roger Austin. From the July - August 2015 newsletter

Roger Austin and Judy Liscum presented a program on the Museumís No. 12 Schoolhouse at the Annual Conference of the Country School Association of America (CSAA). The event was held at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY during June 15-17. The Museum was invited to participate by the conference organizers, members Dale and Joan Prouty. They read about the planned dedication at the Fall Exhibition and drove up to participate. The CSAA preserves the history of and experiences at small schoolhouses throughout rural America. Members and organizations they represent have been instrumental in the restoration of many throughout the country. Austin and Liscum are now members. During the program, Austin made a PowerPoint presentation of how No. 12 Schoolhouse was relocated to the Museum and the many efforts and methods made to preserve it. Liscum discussed the history of the Schoolhouse and plans for its use in the future. The two met with many CSAA members, listened to many presentations, and toured other schoolhouses in the Eastern NY. If interested in joining the CSAA visit www.countryschoolassociation.org.