Open House Slated at the Boogersburg One-Room School

STATE COLLEGE – Schoolmarms, slates and sack races!  The public is invited to celebrate going back to school 19th century style with a special open house Aug. 24 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the historic Boogersburg One-Room School.

Children of all ages will love to experience sitting in an old wooden desk, learning with the help of soapstone, slate and chalkboards.   Teachers in period dress will instruct “students” in spelling, mental math and other interactive activities.

Visitors may follow the trail from the schoolhouse to the adjacent field for some recess games, as well (weather permitting).  You can bring your family and a picnic to enjoy.  You may even get to ring the bell!

Boogersburg School was built in 1877 for Patton Township children by Centre Furnace iron master and farmer Moses Thompson.   The school was in operation until 1952.

Hosted by the Centre County Historical Society, this is a free event for the whole family.  Boogersburg School is located at 1021 Fox Hill Rd., State College, (Patton Township) on the road to the University Park Airport.

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