Historical Society News

Historic One-Room Green District Schoolhouse Open to Visitors for the Season
07/18/2018

Location: South Canterbury Road (RT 169) at Library Road – Canterbury, CT 06331

Admission and parking for the Green schoolhouse are always free.

Drop by this season for a visit at the historic 19th century one-room Green district schoolhouse, now fully restored by Canterbury Historical Society volunteers. It’s the only one of Canterbury’s old district schoolhouses that’s open to the public. Bring the kids or grandkids for a glimpse of school life on a more intimate scale than nowadays, and without the technology and personal digital devices that can be so distracting in modern life.

Because this charming little schoolhouse was in service well into the 1950s, chances are that during your visit one or more of the friendly Canterbury Historical Society volunteers who greet you may have attended this very school. Who better to show you around and answer your questions?

Regular open hours this season are on the fourth Sunday in June and the second and fourth Sundays in July, August, and September from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Dates are:

  • Sunday June 24
  • Sundays July 8  & 22
  • Sundays August 12 & 26
  • Sundays September 9 & 23
  • Plus Saturday, October 13 in conjunction with the Canterbury Historical Society’s annual Old Home Day

You can also call 860-546-9062 to request an appointment for a different date and time.

Canterbury's 19th century Green district schoolhouse, restored by the Canterbury Historical Society
Canterbury’s 19th century Green district schoolhouse, restored by the Canterbury Historical Society

Past News

10/19/2017 Old Home Day photos, our thanks, and more
07/21/2017 Update on our July Red Cross blood drive, and thanks to all who made it a success
12/01/2016 November 19 Claus Visit to the One-Room School, Photos and Recap
11/19/2016 Courant Community Newspaper Article on Our November 5th Tour of Canterbury Green National Historical District
11/14/2016 Courant Community Newspaper Coverage of Our Walktober Event on the Historic Clark Property

Older News on Legacy Website

Click here to visit the old site for news items before September, 2014.

 

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