DMH Spotlight - One-Room Schools by Diana Mara Henry was at the Vermont Folklife Center, now at Vermont History Museum, Montpelier Back

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See a letter from the Director of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

where this exhibit was first shown, in April 1984


Captions sent by Mrs. Bannister in 1984...see more photos below.

See many more documents on the remarkable life and work of Eula Bannister's four decades as a one-room school teacher in rural Vermont

I think I was in first it's all a bit foggy.

Cut to 30 years later, and I'm in Atlanta, GA working for CNN. I'm married and have 3 kids who think it's FASCINATING that mommy went to a one-room school. When we travel back to VT (usually every summer), we always try to stop in and visit Mrs Bannister. She remains one of my biggest inspirations and one of the most influential people in my life.

It's great to connect with you. When you're six and a lady comes to take pictures of your class, it's hard to appreciate what a special experience it is. I want you to know that I am truly honored to have been part of this.


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Fifth graders identified by Mrs. Bannister as Tammy Curry and Toni Blow and captioned "We can also learn by helping others."


The man behind the woman...her husband Richard Bannister's tribute to Eula Bannister, Mad Deer Publishing, Lincoln, Vt. Copyright © 1999



Eula Bannister began to teach in 1943 at age 17, after a year of Castleton Normal Shcool...and received her BS from there in 1978, after 35 years of courses, many at UVM, one for a cross- country road trip and one for a trip to England!

Stay tuned for the next installment of this adventure as the exhibit moves to the Vermont History Museum and we plan a reunion

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"If we can read, a library corner gives us many relaxing moments"

- caption by Mrs. Eula Bannister and id of Grade 3 student Willis Eaton.

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