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SEYMOUR— Step back in time and learn about the small, unique schools that popped up throughout the 18th– give 19th-century Connecticut in a special live program hosted by the Seymour Historical Society on Sunday, September 25, at 2 pm

Given the much larger size of modern educational facilities, nothing evokes nostalgia like the one-room schoolhouse. By the 1850s, about 1,600 small schoolhouses dotted Connecticut, located so that no child would have to walk more than two miles to attend class. In this program, author Melinda Elliott will discuss highlights from her book, Connecticut Schoolhouses Through Time.”

She’ll talk about the interesting features of the state’s earliest public schools, show photos of classic buildings, and offer updates on efforts to preserve these important pieces of Connecticut history

The Seymour Historical Society is located at 59 West Street, near the Trinity Episcopal Church. Admission is free for Seymour Historical members. We also welcome non-members – for this program, admission is $5 or the donation of school supplies that will be given to local students. (Members are encouraged to donate supplies as well.) For more information, email [email protected]call 203 – 888-7471, or visit


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