Balsam Hill Horton W.I. Living Museum
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Description
This red brick school house, S.S No 2 Admaston is maintained by Balsam Hill - Horton Women's Institute. Each spring students from Renfrew County can come to experience a day in a one-room school. W.I. members who are retired school teachers, teach memory work, writing with ink pens and roman numerals. The children have a school day much like their great grandparents would have lived in the early 1900's
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When this school was replaced in 1967 by a new building, the Balsam Hill Women's Institute took it over as a meeting hall. Many members went to school in this building or had family members who attended or even taught in this school. After many years as a meeting hall, the Women's Institute with dwindling membership did not need the hall any more. What should we do with this property now? As a millennium project, community input was sought for the future of this building. No-one wanted it torn down. A grant was obtained and the building refurbished with community help to a one-room classroom again, like it would have been in 1900. Chalkboards, old desks and primers and spelling books were donated. The teachers among our members were eager to see pupils in the seats. The schools of the County were made aware of the opportunity, the grade three curriculum seemed to be most suitable for this type of educational experience. We have been hosting students for over 15 years and every one enjoys the experience. The community is happy to see girls in bonnets and pig tails and boys in caps and suspenders running through the school yard again.

The site is the south west corner of the intersection of Foy Rd AND Stone Rd in Admaston, near Renfrew.
Date
2000
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Couverture géographique
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.48341 Longitude: -76.81613
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Contacter
Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
Courriel
Adresse Internet
Adresse postale d'agence
552 Ridge Road
Stoney Creek, ON L8J 2Y6
905-662-2691
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When this school was replaced in 1967 by a new building, the Balsam Hill Women's Institute took it over as a meeting hall. Many members went to school in this building or had family members who attended or even taught in this school. After many years as a meeting hall, the Women's Institute with dwindling membership did not need the hall any more. What should we do with this property now? As a millennium project, community input was sought for the future of this building. No-one wanted it torn down. A grant was obtained and the building refurbished with community help to a one-room classroom again, like it would have been in 1900. Chalkboards, old desks and primers and spelling books were donated. The teachers among our members were eager to see pupils in the seats. The schools of the County were made aware of the opportunity, the grade three curriculum seemed to be most suitable for this type of educational experience. We have been hosting students for over 15 years and every one enjoys the experience. The community is happy to see girls in bonnets and pig tails and boys in caps and suspenders running through the school yard again.

The site is the south west corner of the intersection of Foy Rd AND Stone Rd in Admaston, near Renfrew, on

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Balsam Hill Horton W.I. Living Museum


This red brick school house, S.S No 2 Admaston is maintained by Balsam Hill - Horton Women's Institute. Each spring students from Renfrew County can come to experience a day in a one-room school. W.I. members who are retired school teachers, teach memory work, writing with ink pens and roman numerals. The children have a school day much like their great grandparents would have lived in the early 1900's