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William Holmes McGuffey School

1934

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

The McGuffey School was built in Greenfield Village in 1934, created out of barn logs from the 1790s southwestern Pennsylvania farmstead where textbook author William Holmes McGuffey was born. Children living in frontier communities learned to read in rustic schoolhouses like this one. McGuffey's Eclectic Readers gave them an easy, standardized way to do it.

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  • Title: William Holmes McGuffey School
  • Date Created: 1934
  • Location: United States, Michigan, Dearborn
  • Subject Keywords: McGuffey, William Holmes, 1800-1873, McGuffey School (Dearborn, Michigan), Education, Schoolhouses, Schools (Buildings), One-room schools, Buildings (Structures)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=127163
  • Object Name: Schoolhouse
  • Object ID: 34.777.1
  • Image ID: THF1865
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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