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One-Room Schoolhouse Welcomes History Enthusiasts



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The Newtown Historical Society invited the public to the annual open house of the Little Red Schoolhouse, located in front of Middle Gate Elementary School, on Sunday, October 13.

The red building dates back to 1850 and is owned/maintained by the Newtown Historical Society.

Melissa Houston and Mike Assalta, docents with the Newtown Historical Society, educated visitors about what life was like attending the one-room schoolhouse in its era.

Those attending the open house could partake in a variety of time-period appropriate activities, which included utilizing the chalk boards for math, perusing the “primers” books, and playing 19th Century lawn games.

To learn more about the Little Red Schoolhouse, visit newtownhistory.org.

Visitors enter the historic Little Red Schoolhouse, located in front of Middle Gate Elementary School on 12 Cold Spring Road, during its open house on the afternoon on Sunday, October 13. —Bee Photos, Silber
Eight-year-old Nora Oberg, left, looks on in anticipation for her turn as Newtown Historical Society Docent Kimmie Johnson passes the hoop to Nora’s mother, Danielle Oberg, during a game of Graces outside the Little Red Schoolhouse on October 13.
Newtown Historical Society Docent Mike Assalta sits in the Little Red Schoolhouse and opens a book on historic schoolhouses in Connecticut while speaking with open house visitors.
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