Lawrence County Museum of History

Lawrence County Museum of History & Edward L. Hutton Research Library

1. Lawrence County schools from the past

2. Remembering Lawrence County Schools Exhibit is available as a traveling exhibit (see images below)

Before the BNL (Bedford North Lawrence) school system was created in the 1970s, students attended city and rural schools throughout the county.  An exhibit remembering some of these schools was created lest we forget them: Bedford, Fayetteville, Heltonville, Huron, Leesville, Mitchell, Needmore, Oolitic, Shawswick, Springville, Tunnelton and Williams.  

Display boards (26" tall x 35" wide) exemplify each of these schools. The boards can be displayed on portable racks, which were provided for this purpose by the Lawrence County Community Foundation. The display has been shown at several local nursing homes. People love to remember the schools they attended, and lively conversation usually ensues. 

For members of the community who wish to exhibit items of public interest, the school exhibit can be made available to individuals, groups and organizations. Contact museum president, Rowena Cross_Najafi  or a museum staff member to arrange to use this traveling exhibit.

This traveling exhibit was created by museum intern, Kalvin Burris, and museum volunteer, Becky Buher.  Image board printing was donated by Johnny's Signs.

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