What was it like for children living in Jacksonport during the mid-20th century? What were their days and school days like? These questions are the focus of “Growing Up and Going to School in Jacksonport,” a Jacksonport Historical Society program to be held Sept. 15, 7 pm, at the Jacksonport Town Hall, 3365 Cty V in Jacksonport.
Eight panelists – representing the township’s four one-room schoolhouses, which functioned until the early 1960s before consolidation with Sevastopol – will share their recollections. They are Bob Bieri and Mary LeClair Kaye, who attended Jacksonport School District No. 1; Dennis Dietrich and Evelyn Kohls of Farview; Bev Ozborn and Bill Schleicher of Groveland; and Diane LaPlant Kiehnau and Al Birnschein of Washington. Mike Madden will moderate.
Audience members are invited to share their memories during and after the panel presentation, as well as photos and other memorabilia from the schoolhouses.
The Jacksonport Historical Society will sell its books, notecards, prints and a selection of pianist Dan Meunier’s CDs. Proceeds go to the society’s museum-development fund. All attendees are asked to wear masks.