Local Talk hosts Susan Franzen and Sam Womley visited the Iowa Country Schools Conference at the Iowa Arboreum. There we heard from Cecile Unruh, Wesley Peters, Hal Tuttle, Colleen Lemkuil about Iowa Schools and took a surprise visit with Nerida Ellerton about the huge one room school moved to TooWoomba, Australia with an invitation to come and see it.
We then heard a description of the "Lost Schools" project at the Des Moines Register from Jason Clayworth, the Des Moines Register Reporter who published many of the newspaper articles on the subject. In addition to announcing the theater oremiere of the documenary "Lost Schools" at the Varsity in Des Moines on October 18 and its showing on Iowa Public Television on October 22, Jason described the Register's interactive website where pictures and information about abandonand or demolished schools may contributed and viewed. Hollis Monroe carried forth the spirit of the season reading the poem "Indian Summer." and Ursula Ruedenberg interviewed Asa Wentzel-Fisher and Tibi Chelche, printmakers involved with the Post Print Festival in Perry on October 19.
Online Information Sources:
- Anderson Schoolhouse
- West Bay Common School Museum
- Reed School, Neillsville, Wisconsin
- Pioneer Schools
- Des Moines Register "Lost Schools" website
- Lost School's Interactive website
- "Lost Schools" DVD
- "Lost Schools" preview event
- Post Print Festival
- La Poste
Originally broadcast 10/14/2015
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