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Algonquin library to host program on LITH school

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Area Public Library and the Lake in the Hills Historical Society are teaming up for a program, “Lake in the Hills Ford School History and Frontier School House.”

From 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Bob and Arden Spooner of the Lake in the Hills Historical Society will speak at the Algonquin Area Public Library District’s Eastgate Branch, 115 Eastgate Drive, Algonquin.

This program will be a learning experience for all ages. The Spooners will provide historical background of the area and the historical Ford School.

The program also will include a re-enactment of a one-room schoolhouse, including clothing, activities and artifacts demonstrated by Miss Alexa.

Attendees can see how students were taught using period textbooks, with lessons and excerpts from children’s stories.

To learn about the Ford School, visit

Registration is required for this program online at or at the library.

For information, call 847-458-6060.


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