GIVEAWAY: “Before the Big Yellow Bus” by E. Scherer and Yvonne Scherer Meckfessel
Learn about the history of formal education in Illinois with “Before the Big Yellow Bus: Remembering the one-room schools of Richland County, Illinois.” Written and compiled by Ron E. Scherer and Yvonne Scherer Meckfessel, the 300-page book features information about 98 county schools and hundreds of families dating back to the early 1800s. It includes 270 historic photographs and covers a wide range of subjects, including early homeschooling, subscription schools and the beginnings of tax-supported public schools. For more information about the book, visit rcgen.org/before-the-big-yellow-bus.
(Note: This book was featured as a giveaway in our Winter 2019 issue. The giveaway has now ended. Thanks to all who participated.)