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Home Ec made its debut in 1934

Posted 22 April 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

ALBION – A course in Home Economics was introduced into the Albion High School curriculum in 1934. It was first taught by Miss Evelyn S. Fischer, a graduate of Cornell University.

The late Fred Holt took this picture 80 years ago of high school girls in the kitchen area of the Home Economics classroom. This was located on the third floor of the old high school, which is now the Carl I. Bergeson Middle School.

Teen-agers looked a lot older, somehow back then, than they do now.