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Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: Former St. Davids school
Exploring photos with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum.

It's back to school for the kiddos this week — some virtually and some in person. Here’s an early photograph of the former St. Davids school building on York Road. David Jackson Lowrey donated the land for the school as well as its bell. The school was located where the St. Davids Public School is today. Emma Currie, known for her part in promoting the story of Laura Secord, attended school in St. Davids briefly while her father was a tanner there. She recalled: “There were no steel pens in those days; the teacher had to prepare quills. Some sought in the creek, where many geese were to be seen, for wing feathers from the many geese to be made into quill pens.” Parents, I guess you can enjoy the ease of back-to-school shopping in your local store rather than along the water of Four Mile Creek.