2023 Educational Programs

Education has returned to the Stanhope Schoolhouse.
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Education -
Past, Present, and Future

Saturday, May 20, 2023
1:30 – 2:30 PM

Education has gone from one-room schools with no electric to virtual lessons during the COVID pandemic. Learn how education has changed from when the Stanhope Schoolhouse was open to present day and where educators see education in Pennsylvania going in the future. Presented by a panel from the Pine Grove Area School District.

Iron Gall Ink

Saturday, July 15, 2023
1:30 – 2:30 PM

How did a wasp, a tree, and some iron sulfide enable Western Civilization to be documented? Before ball point pens, many of the most important documents in history depended upon using a unique permanent ink made from these unlikely ingredients. Learn the fascinating history of Iron Gall Ink that was used in everything from the Declaration of Independence to everyday writing and schoolwork.
Presented by Cynthia Barbedette

Then & Now - From Patchwork to Precuts!

Saturday, September 23, 2023
1:30- 2:30 PM

Everything has evolved over time including quilting. Methods are now streamlined so there’s no need to trace paper templates and cut out pieces individually – unless we want to! Learn how newer techniques have opened this creative opportunity for everyone! Presented by Cyndi Hershey, Quilt Education and Development Director Kutztown Folk Festival