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Millbrook in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tents and Togas

The Museum in the Streets

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
1. Tents and Togas Marker
Inscription.  
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,"
Tents and Togas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
2. Tents and Togas Marker
scriveva nelle note del 1921 uno studente, "E fecero lo stesso / Con le orazioni di Cicerone." Altri eventi stagionali sul prato della scuola includevano concerti e feste per il May Day, complete con ghirlande, daňze, e l'elezione di una regina. Il palco per la banda musicale fu costruito dal Millbrook Lions Club e inaugurato nel 1987. Oggi il prato animato da concerti estivi, dal carnevale dei vigili del fuoco, o da occasionali fiere e circhi. (Marker Number 20.)
 
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 . . .
The Community Band Shell image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
3. The Community Band Shell
 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.
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