"Sharing One-Room School Memories" and Mapping Early Schools in Northampton Co. Open House at St. Paul's One-Room Schoolhouse - November 4, 2023 12-3 ? pm
The St. Paul’s restored one-room school will be open to visitors from 12 noon to 1:00 pm. After visiting the one-room schoolhouse, visitors can begin to gather in the St. Paul’s UCC social hall to socialize with refreshments starting at 12:30 pm prior to the program. Part One of our program, Mapping early schoolhouses of Northampton County, will begin at 1:30 pm with our speaker Mr. Joel Hoffner. Join Mr. Hoffner as he introduces the new Lehigh Valley Historical Maps Consortium (LVHMC) website that accesses the map inventory, discusses a selection of maps that are particularly fascinating and reviews the progress of an early schoolhouse mapping project here in Lehigh Township and the entire Northampton County. Genealogy and local history researchers sometimes overlook the treasure trove of information contained on maps and other geographical and visual image documents. The (LVHMC) was founded to create an inventory of these types of documents available to the public at twenty-two regional institutions. Mr. Hoffner is a Lehigh Valley native who has cataloged collections at the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society, National Museum of Industrial History, Moravian Archives, Moravian Historical Society and Hunter Martin Museum in Lower Mt. Bethel Township. He has published books mapping the tracts of land occupied by the early Warrantees and Patentees of ten of the townships of Northampton County. Following Mr. Hoffner’s presentation, guests who attended a one-room schoolhouse are invited to join a discussion circle and share their one-room school memories.