School board celebrates 100-years with lecture series
Travel through time with the Charles County Board of Education in a three-part educational lecture series exploring the history of the Board — and education in Charles County — over the past 100 years.
The board is celebrating its 100-year anniversary and has planned three presentations, starting with “Education: Then and Now” from 6-9 p.m., Sept. 2 at the Port Tobacco Courthouse and Oneroom Schoolhouse. The presentation begins at 6:15 p.m., followed by breakout sessions including a trip to the Port Tobacco oneroom school, discussion about the changes in education, a hands-on lesson and more.
Segregation and desegregation will be the focus of the second 100th anniversar y presentation on Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17 at the McConchie one-room school located at the Charles County Fairgrounds. Hear from teachers and students who attended segregated schools or went through desegregation — and how it impacted them. Several sessions are planned, and a schedule will be posted outside the one-room school during the fair.
The board will wrap up its educational series showing how the school system handles disasters — tornados, hurricanes and more — with a show at the James E. Richmond Science Center. See the special presentation,