Fort Museum exhibit recalls one-room schools

Retired Agnes Simes Robertson (L) returns to an authentic rural schoolroom with her great grandchildren, Ronan, (seated), and Alex and Austin. Simes-Robertson donated the slate blackboard to the display.

Before there were iPads, computers, and cellphones, there were chalk blackboards. Agnes Simes Robertson, who began her teaching career in a country school 75 years ago, returned with three of her great-grandchildren to inspect a new exhibit in the Fort Qu’Appelle Museum that recalls the ambiance of a one-room school…