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Ring The Bell!

August 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The school bell will be ringing at the historic Boogersburg One-Room Schoolhouse on Sunday, August 19, 2018 starting at 1:00 p.m. to welcome children of all ages back to school!

Hosted by the Centre County Historical Society, this event is free and open to the public. The Schoolhouse will be open from 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. and is located at 1021 Fox Hill Road, State College, PA (Patton Township) on the road to University Park Airport.

The historic charm of the Boogersburg School is often missed by those hurrying by. Pausing for a moment in its midst reminds us of a simpler time when children walked to school across open fields, studied side-by-side with siblings, and learned morals and arithmetic with McGuffey Readers.

Whether you attended Boogersburg or another one-room school, or are simply interested in early school life in a one room school setting, we hope you will join us! Teachers in period dress will challenge you to exercises in spelling, mental math, and other interactive activities. Visitors may “walk to school” on the trail to the schoolhouse from the adjacent field where recess games will take place, weather permitting. You may get to meet a Boogersburg School alumnus and even ring the bell!

Land for the Boogersburg School was donated to Patton Township in 1877 by Centre Furnace Ironmaster Moses Thompson for the children of tenant farmers that farmed his land. The school was active until 1952. Today, educators continue to interpret the School and 19th century school day at this site with area elementary students and special tours.

For information, contact Mary Sorensen at the Centre County Historical Society at Centre Furnace Mansion: (814) 234-4779, or email msorensen@centrefurnace.org. For more info, visit: www.CentreHistory.org.


August 19, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Boogersburg One-Room Schoolhouse
1021 Fox Hill Road
State College, PA 16803
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