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Open House At The Little Red School House

Newtown Historical Society will host its Annual Children’s Day at The Little Red School House on the grounds of Middle Gate School, 7 Cold Spring Road, on Sunday, October 6, from noon until 2 pm.

Costumed docents will conduct “class” inside the schoolhouse for ages 5-10, and then recess activities will take place outside. Docents will teach and organize colonial games, such as Graces, Trundling a Hoop, Sack Races, and Tug of War.

Class will begin promptly at 12:30 with a hornbook craft. In the event of rain, class will still be held, but outside events will be cancelled.

Registration is required by emailing bkwilsonhistory@yahoo.com and a $2 materials fee is payable at the event.

The historical society acquired the school house in 1968 and relocated the structure from its original site on Toll Gate Hill (now Route 25) to its present location.

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