Millbrook in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Tents and Togas
The Museum in the Streets
Tents and Togas
Latin used to be an integral part of the high-school curriculum so much so that in 1920-21, three of the eleven faculty members taught the language. Summer school (shown here) was voluntary, not remedial, and popular classes in ancient history were held on the school lawn. "Some in Caesar's Gallic Wars Have struggled with translations," read the 1921 class poem, "And later on have done the same /With Cicero's orations." Other seasonal events on the school grounds included concerts and May Day festivities, complete with garlands, dancing, and an elected queen. The band shell was constructed by the Millbrook Lions Club and dedicated in 1987. Today the lawn is animated by summer concerts, the fire department's annual carnival, and the occasional trade show or circus.
Tende e Toghe
Il Latino era parte integrale del curriculum della scuola superiore, tanto che nel 1920-21 tre professori lo insegnavano. La scuola d'estate (mostrata qui) era facoltativa, non correttiva, e classi popolari come storia antica si tenevano sul prato della scuola. "Alcuni nelle Guerre Galliche di Cesare / Faticavano nelle traduzioni,"
Location. 41° 47.161′ N, 73° 41.383′ W. Marker is in Millbrook, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Maple Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Franklin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millbrook NY 12545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The School That Launched a Village (within shouting distance of this marker); A Wing and a Prayer (within shouting distance of this marker); Community Band Shell (within shouting distance of this marker); Blown Away (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Millbrook Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Athletics and Community (about 700 feet away); A World of Information (about 700 feet away); To Honor All Those Who Served (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millbrook.
Also see . . . Village of Milbrook. (Submitted on September 26, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.