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A new day for Bennett Grove
Symposium aims at future for one-room school
W Bennett Grove - Field Trip
Members of the Bennett and Lester families, relatives of the schools founder, stand outside the Bennett Grove School during last weekends field trip to the site. - photo by Special to the Herald
Through efforts of the Willow Hill Heritage & Renaissance Center and Georgia Southern University, plans are gathering steam to restore and relocate the Bennett Grove School, Bulloch County’s only remaining one-room African-American schoolhouse. A Feb. 8 symposium on the “Past, Present and Future of the Bennett Grove School” drew participants to three different locations. Starting with speakers in the GSU College of Education Auditorium, the day’s events continued with the opening of an exhibit at the Willow Hill Center and concluded with a field trip to the Bennett Grove schoolhouse on a dirt road near Portal.
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