SLATE 2012 Conference and Workshop Overview


Sunday April 15, 2012~Ameliasburg ON

SLATE-Wine-&-Cheese-Reception, April 15


Monday April 16, 2012~Ameliasburg ON






Method of Presentation


9:30 am – 10:15am




The Tapestry of Early Education in Prince Edward County 1800 - 1966 : A Mirror of the County's Evolving Society


 Video: This video will outline some outstanding features of the early education in Prince Edward County, by describing the roles and interactions of the various stakeholders of an evolving system of public education in Upper Canada/Ontario.

First-hand Account:  A retired teacher will tell her story about teaching on Waupoos Island in Prince Edward County a half century ago.

This session will be held in the Town Hall.

10:30 -12:Noon


Interactive Session at the Victoria Schoolhouse/Ameliasburgh Museum & Pioneer Village

During your interactive session in the schoolhouse, a small group of elementary students will participate in a snapshot of a school day a century ago.  Opening exercises, brief lessons, recitations and schoolyard games will be included. There will be a take-home package with more information about the program and the three ways QEMA welcomes elementary students to the Victoria Schoolhouse.

Conference participants will be provided with an opportunity to observe students interact as they rotate between the Schoolhouse, the Log Cabin and the Blacksmith Shop.

This session will be held the Victoria Schoolhouse & The Ameliasburgh Historical Museum & Pioneer Village.


1:45 pm – 2:30 pm




Focus on QEMA Archives

Power Point Presentation Format with group participation (Questions and Advice).

This session will be held in The Town Hall. Note:

The Archives adjacent to the Town Hall will be open for Guest Visitation.



2:45 pm – 3:30 pm




Sustaining History for Future Generations

Introduction followed by a standard workshop with small and large group participation to discuss strategies for fundraising events.

This session will be held in The Town Hall.


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