Monday, June 28, 2010
Old Signs, Olden Times
So what do you do with a closed schoolhouse that was built in 1915? Simple. Turn it into a museum.
The Adirondack Historical Center Museum is housed in the Elizabethtown, NY Union Free School building. Presently on display is "A Sign of the Times," an exhibit featuring old signs from around the region.
But if you have the time, walk around the outside of the museum. You'll see carved signs over the side entrances that reveal a key aspect of societal norms back in the milieu when the schoolhouse was built.