"Dear Old Golden School Days”
Exhibit at the Oldham County History Center
Sept. 15, 2010 through March 1, 2011
“Dear Old Golden School Days”, an exhibit at the Oldham County History Center has been extended to March 1, 2011. The exhibit explores the history of Oldham County Schools beginning with the pioneer years and following its development through the 20th century. At one time there were 15 one room school houses that dotted the county. The exhibit features texts, photographs, school albums and oral histories of the lives of children and teachers. There are artifacts of books and school items from a pioneer school that existed at Hermitage Farm during the 1840s.
The exhibit includes a replica of a “one room school” with the old stable to tie horses, an outhouse and classroom. Other displays include a section on African American Schools, the “Academy Schools” of early 19th century such as Funk Seminary, and an interactive “chalkboard” where visitors can write about their personal teacher favorites from Oldham County.
Ashbourne Farms: Going Green Lifestyles in Oldham County
March 15 through Dec. 31, 2011
Established in 1937, Ashbourne Farms became the premiere example of champion bred cattle that became nationally known. Today this third generation farm is a leading example of sustainable agriculture practices, promoting heirloom livestock and wildlife conservation. This exhibit examines the current agricultural practices and lifestyles of Ashbourne Farms and other exciting businesses and partrnerships in Oldham County that help the environment. Artist Ann Carter will display some of her incredible barn paintings of the area. There are many activities planned throughout the year for this exhibit including: environmental film festival, green tours, and an educator's day at Ashbourne Farms.