John N. Grant, author of A History of Oldfield Consolidated School 1962 – 2017, has a new book for history enthusiasts. In late August, he released Schooling in Guysborough County 1735-2016 – A Case Study of Public Education in Rural Nova Scotia.
The history of schooling reflects the impact of economic, political, military and other social forces on the local community. The history of schooling in Guysborough County covers almost 300 years. In 1735, there was one school in the County; in 1959, there were almost one hundred; in 2018, there were three. This is the story of what happened in between.