December 19 2012

Press Release: Bethel School Open House July 22

Present-day students get a taste of the "good old days" at the one-room Bethel School.

The Sunday, July 22 Open House at the Bethel School will feature a presentation AT 2 pm by Sharon Olsommer, a former teacher at the Lakeville School, the last one-room school in Wayne County. The open house runs from 1 to 4 pm, with the presentation at 2 pm.

All Bethel School open houses are from 1 to 4 pm, with the special presentations at 2 pm. There is no admission charge and light refreshments will be served. Those who attended one-room schools, their children and grandchildren enjoy the programs, as well as visitors who want to learn more about education in the "good old days." The Bethel School is located on Bethel School Road off Route 652, about one mile from Route 6. For more information, contact the Wayne County Historical Society, 810 Main St., Honesdale; call or email 570-253-3240 or; or visit the WCHS website at