"Jump on the Bus Gus" and take the little yellow school bus tour of one-room schoolhouses with Ginger Shelley on Saturday, May 7, 2011. Sponsored by LancasterHistory.org, the tour begins in Strasburg at the Bunker Hill School and runs from 10 am to 2:30 pm. Pack your picnic lunch to enjoy at one of your stops. Participants will become 1890's students, learn about the common school movement, and have a lesson at several schools during the tour.
Featured schools include:
In addition, approximately 10 former schoolhouses will be identified along the tour route.
Here are locations of the schools for the tour. We won't be able to finalize the exact route until closer to the date of the tour, but this map gives an idea of the vicinity in which we will be travelling.
The tour begins at Bunker Hill School, 400 Bunker Hill Rd., Strasburg,PA. Detailed directions will be sent to registrants. A yellow school bus will provide transportation; do pack your lunch. Cost of the tour is $25.
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