LEEDS — The Leeds Historical Society has recently completed a project started in 2009 when they interviewed more than 40 people who had gone to Leeds’ one room schools. The Historical Society presented a program that year, based on the interviews, tracing the history of the schools, how the buildings were constructed, where they were located, the teachers and their idiosyncrasies, the curriculum they offered and a number of other aspects of the students’ experience.

Later, the Historical Society condensed the program and presents it each year to the Leeds Central School third grade when they study the Leeds community. Today’s students find the sections on pranks, discipline and field trips most interesting.

The final phase of the project was to publish a book based on the program. The book is now available and features numerous photographs of the scholars and schools as well as wonderful stories about the teachers and their students.

The books are available at the Leeds Town Office or by calling Laura Juraska at 524-2324 or Pam Bell at 933-4121. The cost of the booklet is $10.


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