"Education: A Debt Due from Present to Future Generations"- George Peabody, 1852
PEABODY SCHOOL HISTORY PROJECT
LETTER TO PARENTS
Congratulations on your son/daughter’s involvement in the school history project sponsored by the Peabody Public Schools. The students are working in teams to document the history of one of the district’s existing schools. Their work will be published on the World Wide Web and in booklet form.
Several local history resources have been made available for students to use in the classroom; however, participation in off-site research opportunities will greatly improve their report. The librarians at the downtown Peabody Institute Library and the Peabody Historical Society are assisting this project and may be able to help students who visit during regular hours of operation. The students have received a Project Resource sheet, which lists the hours the libraries are open.
Additionally, after school on Wednesday, February 4, interested students will be transported to the Ruth Hill Library in the Gideon Foster House, Headquarters of the Peabody Historical Society at 35 Washington Street to conduct research. Students must make arrangments to be picked up by 5 p.m. Smoller will also be at the Peabody Historical Society at 7 p.m. on February 25 to assist researchers. The phone number at the Gideon Foster House is 531-0805.
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 7 and Saturday, February 28, Smoller will be at the Peabody Institute Library at 82 Main Street. Students require transportation to and from the Library. The phone number at the Library is 531-0100.
Since many of you may be graduates of Peabody Public Schools, we invite you to share a remembrance of your alma mater and school days to help tell the story of the city’s schools. Please see the information on the reverse side of this flyer and return responses to your child’s classroom teacher.