History program set for this weekend to focus on Stearns School 

Published 12:12 pm Monday, June 12, 2023

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COLUMBUS—The Polk County Historical Association is offering a rare Saturday morning program this weekend. 

In keeping with an educational theme, this program will be about Stearns School when hundreds of local students walked through its halls. The program will be presented at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 17 at the Polk County Historical Museum.

The featured speakers will be Kathleen Mcillian, Margaret McFarland Clark and other former students who will serve on a panel and allow for interaction with the audience. 

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“We are very pleased with how well the public has received the educational series of programs,” said Becky Hudson, Vice President and Program Chair for the historical association. “Our panel will give people a good opportunity to learn all about their school life at Stearns School.”

Stearns School was constructed in 1917 and funded by Ohio industrialist Frank Stearns. It was used as a school until the early 1990s and today serves as the administrative headquarters for the Polk County School System.

The Polk County Historical Museum is located in downtown Columbus at 60 Walker Street. There is no charge to attend the presentation.


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