First Event of the New Year!

January 12, 2016 11:53 pm Published by

1860s Schoolmarm Presentation

When: Tuesday, January 12, 7pm-8:30pm 

Where: Elsie Stuhr Senior Center (5550 SW Hall Blvd), Beaverton, OR

Admission: Free of charge (donations welcome!). 

For more information call 503-430-0106 or email

Attendees will be “students” in Miss Elliot’s one room schoolhouse. Learn etiquette of an 1863 school day. Learn a history about our flag. Learn arithmetic from a text used in the 1860s. This is an excellent experience for children, so families are welcome!

About Ellen Crauthers

Ellen Crauthers, a former homeschool teacher herself, portrays a pioneer teacher (Miss Elliott) for the Butteville Academy. “I have always been interested in 1800’s history and when a good friend suggested that I place an ad in the homeschool letter which I was publishing at the time, I thought that perhaps I would try out for the role myself!”

Ellen has just finished her seventh year as the schoolmarm. In the school program, students are introduced to the etiquette of the 1863 school day, learn a little bit about the history of our flag, and work on arithmetic problems from a text actually used during the 1860’s. Like the other living history interpreters dotting the Champoeg museums, she is enthusiastic about showing and telling history in a way that makes our pioneer history come to life for the many students who experience the school program.

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