Visit to School House #2

Freedoms Way - 2020 Hidden Treasures
1880s Schoolhouse #2
Event Date: 
Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Boxborough is a member of the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area which is a cooperative of 45 cities and towns that were associated with the start of the American Revolution.   Starting in 2015, each May  FWHA has coordinated a regional celebration featuring unique “hidden treasures” in each community. At the 2019 FWHA Annual meeting the town of Boxborough was recognized as a “Hidden Treasure All-Star” for being one of only 10 municipalities that have participated in this program every year.   

 

2015: Boxborough Antique Hearses at Museum: Historical Society

2016: Walk on the Boxborough Esker: Boxborough Conservation Trust

2017: Steele Farm: Historical Society and Boxborough Conservation Trust

2018: Old Town Center/North Cemetery: Historical Society

2019:  A Walk in the Woods with Henry David Thoreau: Bettering Boxborough Committee supported by  Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough Land Stewards, and the Historical Society

This year the Historical Society is proud to be working with the Robinson family to present School House #2 as Boxborough’s 2020 Hidden Treasure on Sunday May 17 between 1 and 4 pm.

As you probably know, while Boxborough is fortunate to actually have 5 existing one-room school houses, four of them have been extensively remodeled as part of conversions into single family residences.  Only the “new” (1857) School House #2 is in its original form thanks to the stewardship of three generations of Robinsons.

While School House #2 is familiar to many students in Boxborough and other towns, it has not been open to the general public for a numbers of years.