February 19, 1924: Home Economics Classes Added to Curriculum at Boyertown High School


By Margaret Leidy Harner from her book One Day at a Time: A Social History of Boyertown, PA.

February 19, 1924: Home Economics has been added to the curriculum at Boyertown High School. The students (the article specified “girls”) will prepare the food for lunch in the cafeteria and the menu will change daily. The children will get their lunch for only the cost of the food.

(Bill Cherkasky, TV director at Boyertown Area Senior High and its renowned historian—archaeologist has just uncovered the remains of that original cafeteria in the bowels of the 1921 high school.)

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