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Museum to exhibit recreated school room

A new exhibit recreating a school room of the mid-20th century opens Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Mathews Historical Museum, 200 Main Street. Hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The model school room is set up to represent changes that took place in education from the 1940s to the 1960s, and features objects and room design of primary schools in that era, a release said.

“This was the time before computers and smart phones. In fact, the word ‘computer’ wasn’t even in the dictionary. The exhibition brings to life the educational and social changes that have taken place in classrooms across the United States in terms of subjects being studied, classroom protocols and social engagement,” notes Dr. Jane Zander, an educator, who set up the display.

Museum members, residents of Mathews and their guests will be able to review the various artifacts—games, maps, and other memorabilia and displays. “Many of the items and books on display will surprise, with their take on contemporary events and educat...

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