Then and Now We officially purchased the schoolhouse on October 6, 2017. The year flew by! I can’t even remember if we did anything to celebrate. Gramp says we drank champagne. I started this blog. To check out the very first blog post, “Gramp’s Old School” click here. I do remember that it wasn’t quite like… Continue reading Gramp’s Old School Celebrates One Year Anniversary!
Summer is Here The heat has gotten to me and I’m delusional with projects in both houses, summer trips, and a new found addiction to auctions and estate sales. We’ve been in the house in the village for about two months now and we absolutely love it. The location is perfect, the layout is wonderful… Continue reading Summer Fun and Winter Prep
Country School Association of America Early on in the school house renovation I discovered the Country School Association of America (CSAA). If old schools are your thing (and they are way my thing), then it’s pretty cool! At first I just read their website and Gramp gave me one of their books. Now I’ve had… Continue reading I’ve Found My People: The Country School Association of America
Every now and then I ask Gramp to chime in on the blog. He takes this very seriously and I get a draft in my email first thing the next morning. This time I asked both my parents (Gramp and Em) to write something and they BOTH had it to me the next day! So… Continue reading School’s Out For Summer
New York State Archives Meet Your New Bestie: Me When I saw the Easton Library was hosting a representative from the State Archives to talk about preserving family papers, I was there! I know, I know it sounds like a really hot date for a Thursday night. Lets just say I was the youngest one… Continue reading A Hop into History: Part 2
A couple of weeks ago we had a representative out from the State Office of Historic Preservation. We learned so much about how our school house was built. This has put us forward leaps and bounds as we (almost) close the door on demo and focus on how to put it all back together. We… Continue reading Warning! Budding Preservationists at Work!
Susie B. and Me Susan B. Anthony keeps coming up in conversations about our school house. Her childhood home is located less than 2 miles from the school, in Battenville, New York. The house is owned by the state and currently sits empty. Here’s an article from the Times Union written in 2016 that explains… Continue reading Susan B. Anthony, A Bit of Women’s History, and Me