Restoring the Santa Rosa Schoolhouse in Cambria, California
If you missed our 2021 Virtual Conference, you can now enjoy this inspirational video of the restoration and preservation of the Santa Rosa Schoolhouse which we aired for our attendees. The work there is on-going and you will be treated to updates in the progress of this restoration.
The documentary video, “Santa Rosa One-Room School—Waltzing Back in Time,” is written and presented by CSAA Member, Debbie Soto. The filming and production credit for this video goes to Kyle Plummer of Super Image, Ltd. This video highlights the history and stories of the former Santa Rosa School near Cambria, California which is now in the possession of the Cambria Historical Society.
Debbie said, "We all are blessed that the Santa Rosa Schoolhouse has survived through the passage of time to be an example of that era. The 140 year old building is in the process of being restored to its former glory to be a beacon of light to future generations. The former one-room schools of the past across America should have a place of honor and respect as they were the edifices of early education in our country. This education included more than the 3 R’s—‘readin’, ‘ritin,’ and ‘rithmitic. The students learned independence, wisdom, work ethic, and dappled in the arts with their homespun plays and recitals. This video was produced to give others a taste of what it was like to attend a small, intimate and friendly school."
CSAA appreciates everything our members do on behalf of schoolhouses across the country. Our volunteerism is necessary for their continued existence.
Be sure to visit the Cambria Historical Society at www.cambriahistoricalsociety.com home of the Santa Rosa Schoolhouse . .
Click on the photo below to access the Video Presentation...Enjoy!