Wesfield Historical Society Offers Cursive Penmanship Course

Did you know that most students no longer learn the skill of cursive penmanship? This means that historians in the future may not be able to read historic documents or even personal letters from generations back.  As a service to the community, the Westfield Historical Society is sponsoring a penmanship course to help ensure that this important skill does not disappear. 

The course will begin on Saturday, January 13, 2018 and run for eight sessions.  It will be held at the Reeve History and Cultural Resource Center, 314 Mountain Avenue, Westfield. Classes will be from 9-10 AM with a maximum of 8 students.  Anyone in third grade and above is welcome.  There is a $40 fee per student for the course.

Retired teacher Mrs. Susan McClelland, who taught cursive penmanship for over twenty years, will provide the instruction.  Mrs. McClelland will teach the Zaner-Bloser method and each student completing the course will receive a signed certificate. 

Research has shown that students who learn cursive writing may process information better.  And in an age of screens, penmanship can provide a tactile and creative outlet activity with a beautiful result. 

To register, please call The Westfield Historical Society at 908-654-1794 or contact westfieldhistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

Contact Information
  1. Carol Goggi
  2. 908654-1794
  3. westfieldhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Sat, January 13
9:00 am — 10:00 am
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Did you know that most students no longer learn the skill of cursive penmanship? This means that historians in the future may not be able to read historic documents or even personal letters from generations back. As a service to the community, the Westfield Historical Society is sponsoring a penmanship course to help ensure that this important skill does not disappear.

The course will begin ...

314 Mountain Ave. Westfield, NJ 07090

The Reeve History and Cultural Resource Center

314 Mountain Ave.
Westfield, NJ 07090

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