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Little Red Schoolhouse

Little Red Schoolhouse was dedicated on May 9, 1970

May 2, 2017

By: Bernadette Koff

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SHIPPENSBUGR — The Mount Jackson School more commonly known as The Little Red Schoolhouse was added to campus brick by brick in 1969. It was originally located in Newburg, housing students ranging from 5 to 21 years-old.

The one room school house provided a space for children and adults to learn math, reading, science, art and music. Teachers also acted as the nurse, janitor and bus driver. Many of the students came from miles away to attend school.

Little Red Schoolhouse Historian, Gwendolyn Durham says, “something that I think is very valuable for students in particular in the teacher education department to see where it all began and to see how far we’ve come.”

The schoolhouse is opened for tours for people of the community, many who have relatives who attended the schoolhouse or ones similar. Local elementary schools often tour the schoolhouse, as well.

Students get to see first hand how far classrooms have advanced but also it shows them the similarities between school then and now.

The Little Red Schoolhouse was dedicated on May 9th 1970.

The schedule a tour of the schoolhouse contact Gwendolyn Durham at gvswin@ship.edu or 717-477-1320

 

 

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