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Source: July 1997 Volume 35 Number 3, Page 80


Page 80

In our first article, Bob Ward concludes his summarization of the history of the public schools of Easttown and Tredyffrin Townships with Part II, which picks up the narrative at the time of the implementation of the Common School Act of 1834 and carries it through to current times. (Part I appeared in the previous issue.) A bibliography, and a listing of some fifty different schoolhouses which served our local community, are appended to this writing.

At our club meeting in April, archivist-conservationist Barbara Fry presented an update on progress made in the year since the History Club archives were moved, during March of 1996, to their present space in the School District Educa­tion Services Center. The initial task of unboxing and sorting the collection has been accomplished, but much indexing and preserving remains to be done. Barbara's comments appear as the second feature of this issue.

The visit of the Comet Hale-Bopp to our skies earlier this year sparked a program at the May club meeting recognizing Berwyn's amateur astronomers, A. W. Quimby and H. B. Rumrill. Although now largely unknown in the village, the work of the two men is highly esteemed within astronomical circles. Their story was told by Thomas R. Williams of Houston, Texas at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society, held in Philadelphia in 1991. Mr. Williams has kindly al­lowed us to print his remarks as the third article in this issue.


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