Hornbooks. Magic Lanterns. Slates. McGuffey Readers. Dick and Jane. (And Spot!)
If you’ve wondered what a one room school was like 100 years ago, or what kinds of books kids read in Colonial America, or how people learned cursive handwriting, then check us out. It’s all here.
And more. . .
Welcome to the Blackwell History of Education Museum.
We explore how ideas in education developed, changed, and continue to influence practices and theory today. We have countless artifacts, documents, books, film, and antique equipment here for you to study; displays, dioramas and exhibits to enjoy; and a one room school to visit.
Blackwell History of Education Museum
The Learning Center Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL 60115 Tel: (815) 753-1236 Fax: (815) 753-1258