Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | July 1, 2016

Artifact of the Week. Monroe Medal – Central Public School, Cornwall.


This first prize sterling silver Monroe Medal was presented to Central Public School student, Isabel Fawthrop for British and Canadian History in 1935.


The reverse of the medal and leatherette carrying case.

The medal was donated to the Cornwall Community Museum in 2008 by the medal’s recipient Isabel Fawthrop.


Edwardian era postcard.


Edwardian era postcard.


Central’s name was not changed until East and West Front Schools opened.  Central or Public School also served as Cornwall’s Model or teaching school.





The newly renovated and expanded Central Public School, fall 1965.

These are a small example of the postcards and photographs in the archives at the Cornwall Community Museum depicting Cornwall’s schools.

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