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Children's Storytelling Concert at Oak Hill School
July 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Jonesborough Storytellers Guild will be sharing children’s stories at Oak Hill School on Saturday, July 16. The concert will last from 1:00 – 3:00, and Mother Goose herself will host the event. Families of all ages are encouraged to attend! The concert is free, and any donations will go to the continued maintenance and preservation of Oak Hill School.
Oak Hill School was built in 1886 to serve the community of Knob Creek. The building served local residents as a school and as a center for community events until the school was closed in the 1950s. The school sat unoccupied (except for a few bales of hay) until the expansion and development of Johnson City encroached. The property on which Oak Hill School was built was to become a retail shopping center. The property owners approached the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum about saving the structure by relocating it to Jonesborough.
Today, Oak Hill School invites students to come for a day-long field trip and enroll in the class of 1892-93. Reading, writing, arithmetic, history, geography – even the pledge of allegiance – are all as they were prior to the turn of the last century. Our curriculum is based on the detailed 1892-93 diary of a Washington County School Superintendent. Students gain an understanding of the lives of their predecessors through this glimpse of a typical school day. Designed for a single classroom, a day at Oak Hill School is an experience students will treasure.