The Voyagers have enjoyed studying about Leicester’s past and present. They have been especially curious about the concept of one room schoolhouses. They visited the Shelburne Museum to learn about life in the past and had an opportunity to practice life in the Vergennes Schoolhouse now located on the museum grounds.
They bowed and curtsied to the teacher when arriving at school. They practiced standing up and saying, “Yes, ma’am” when called on. They sat in the old desks, used slates, and took part in a spelling bee. They were amazed to see the woodstove in the center of the schoolroom and learned that the older students would help keep it going.