The monument along RT 140 at the edge of the Shaw's Plaza marks Horace's birthplace.
|Horace Mann birthplace monument - Shaw's Plaza|
|Horace Mann grave site - Providence, RI|
|Horace Mann grave site view|
Stop by the Franklin Historical Museum. They have prepared an updated exhibit on Horace Mann.
The 6 main principles of the Common School are shown
|Horace Mann - principles of the 'Common School'|
These principles stand the test of time:
(1) the public should no longer remain ignorant; (2) that such education should be paid for, controlled, and sustained by an interested public; (3) that this education will be best provided in schools that embrace children from a variety of backgrounds; (4) that this education must be non-sectarian; (5) that this education must be taught by the spirit, methods, and discipline of a free society; and (6) that education should be provided by well-trained, professional teachers.For additional info on Horace Mann, check his page on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Mann
The Franklin Historical Museum is open
- Sunday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
- Thursday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM
- Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
If you do find yourself in Providence with time to explore the North Burial Ground, it is a fascinating place. The info on how to find Horace Mann's grave site can be found on this link: