As part of this year’s Doors Open Whitby event, join our archaeologists as they conduct a small public excavation of the Spencer School yard.
In 19th century Ontario, like elsewhere across the country, there was a push for government-supported education to build character, foster economic opportunity, and create social harmony. While larger schools were built in urban areas, oneroom schoolhouses began to dot the rural landscape. From the mid-19th to the mid-20th century, a single teacher in a one-room school was the dominant form of education for rural Ontario children.
On May 4th, the public is invited to investigate our found artifacts, watch archaeology in action, and even help with the work (weather permitting). The fun continues inside with exhibits, games, children’s activities, and even more artifacts for you to experience.
Please come and say hello to history!
Where: Spencer Community Centre, 7230 Country Lane, Whitby
When: 10am- 4pm, Saturday May 4th, 2019