|Tiffanie Owen, schoolmarm in Lincoln|
"Going Old School in Lincoln: Getting an Education on the Western Frontier"
Join us on SUNDAY, January 28 at 2 pm for a slideshow presentation by Miss Owen, the schoolmarm in Lincoln. She introduces the audience to the challenges of bringing education to the American frontier. The building of a school in a frontier town signified that the "Wild West" was becoming a little less wild. Schoolmarm Owen will share the trials and tribulations of both students and teachers in these early days of education...it is hard to say whether these stories will make the audience grateful for the conveniences of schools today or long for the educational techniques of days gone by.
The presenter is Tiffanie Owen. Tiffanie is the Instructional Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator for Lincoln and Fort Stanton Historic Sites. She is a former middle-school teacher, Occupational Therapist, artist, musician and photographer. Tiffanie's great-great grandfather, John Owen, was Sheriff of Lincoln County from 1902-1907. For information on a presentation, tour, or volunteering at Lincoln or Fort Stanton, contact her at Tiffanie.Owen@state.nm.us or 575-653-4025.