August 16, 2006

Eight Square Schoolhouse event next Saturday

The History Center will be having their Eight Square Schoolhouse Festival next Saturday, August 26th from noon to 4:00pm:

An afternoon of family fun - unplugged! The History Center will host its annual Eight Square Schoolhouse Festival on Saturday, August 26 from noon to 4 pm at its historic eight-sided schoolhouse on upper Hanshaw Road (just east of Route 13). Step back in time and experience a school day in 1892. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy music by June Apple, musical storytelling with Dave Ruch, old-fashioned games, spinning demonstrations, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts and a Purity Ice Cream social at our famous, octagonal, one- room schoolhouse!

The Eight Square Schoolhouse, built in 1827, is one of the earliest schools in Tompkins County and the only remaining brick octagonal schoolhouse left standing in New York State. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places, and in 2000 became an official project of Save America’s Treasures. Tours of this unique structure will take place throughout the afternoon.

Free and open to the public, this event is sponsored by the Dryden Mutual Insurance Company with support from the New York Council for the Humanities.

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