Visions and Voices: Montana’s One-Room Schoolhouses (book)
Experience school in a whole new way in Charlotte Caldwell’s Visions and Voices: Montana’s One-Room Schoolhouses. Get a one-room schoolhouse education of both yesterday and today from those who experienced what it was like to attend a one-room schoolhouse first-hand. Visions & Voices has earned the Award of Advocacy for Vernacular Architecture.
By: Charlotte Caldwell
Book Specs: 312 pages, 12” x 9.25”, hardcover, 325 photographs, 1 map, index
Experience school in a whole new way in Charlotte Caldwell’s Visions and Voices: Montana’s One-Room Schoolhouses. Get a one-room schoolhouse education of both yesterday and today from those who experienced what it was like to attend a one-room schoolhouse first-hand. Charlotte Caldwell traveled across Montana gathering the stories and the oral histories of Montana’s one-room schoolhouses. Collected in Visions and Voices are the stories of those most intimately familiar with these rural treasures. Teachers and students tell of traveling to and from school, recess activities, an average school day, and family life. Mostly, however, they speak of a way of life and a sense of community that is decaying along with these iconic structures. Schoolhouses across Montana are disappearing in the face of harsh elements, and with them vanish a culture and a history that define the Western frontier. That is why the total net profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Montana History Foundation Grants Program, and used to preserve as many of these historic structures as is possible before it’s too late.
About the Author: Raised on Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, Charlotte Caldwell graduated with a BA from Middlebury College, Vermont, in 1974. She went on to receive Masters Degrees in Environmental Studies and in Special Education from other New England Universities.
As a photographer, naturalist and preservationist, Charlotte captures the beauty of light as it touches landscapes, wildlife, buildings, and people. In addition to Visions and Voices: Montana’s One-Room Schoolhouses, Charlotte has three other books that have been published. Her book, Kirby’s Journal, has earned a 2015 Moonbeam Children’s Book award and is a finalist in the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Excellence in Science Prize. The Cow’s Boy and its sequel, The Cow’s Girl, will appeal to anyone who has a curiosity about young cowboys and cowgirls growing up on a small family ranch.
Charlotte serves on the non-profit board of The Nature Conservancy of Montana. In addition to hiking, golfing, traveling and exploring the great outdoors, she loves hanging with her husband, Jeffrey Schutz, their kids and grandkids. Charlotte, Jeffrey, and their dog, Phoebe, divide their time between their ranch outside Clyde Park, Montana, and their home in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina.
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