New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: A brief and incomplete history of public education


August 10, 2020

With the inclusion of the Hulbert (Dodd's) Schoolhouse, the Eddy County Museum has a variety of school-themed artifacts on display, like this handbell and the 120-year- old teacher's desk it rests upon.

A lot of folks have school on their mind these days. With so many changes, it is difficult to know what to expect. However, if we take a look at history- even with our small district and surrounding areas, it becomes apparent that change has always been a part of the education system.

New Rockford's first schoolhouse was erected in 1883, and May Crist was the first teacher for the three-month...

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