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Shelburne in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Schoolhouse

Ca. 1840 • Vergennes, Vermont

 

—Moved to Museum: 1947 —

 
Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
1. Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription.

The one-room Schoolhouse was the first structure moved to the Museum. The building has several distinct classical architectural features, including a projecting bell tower, arched door opening, and sash windows. The structure originally stood on land leased to the city of Vergennes by General Samuel Strong, a Revolutionary War officer and descendant of one of Addison County's first families, who stipulated that the property be used for educational purposes.

Inside are desks, a chalkboard featuring lesson plans, and children's schoolwork, which all suggest a 19th-century rural school.
 
Erected by the Shelburne Museum.
 
Location. 44° 22.644′ N, 73° 13.747′ W. Marker is in Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Touch for map. Marker and schoolhouse are on the Shelburne Museum grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 Shelburne Road (US Hwy 7), Shelburne VT 05482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Variety Unit (within shouting distance of this marker); Toy Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Cottage

Schoolhouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
2. Schoolhouse and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Smokehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Stagecoach Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Covered Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelburne.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Shelburne Museum Story. (Submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. One-Room Schoolhouse: A Local Legacy . (Submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Atlas of New England: One-room Schoolhouses. (Submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. 11 Ways School Was Different in the 1800s. (Submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EducationMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
3. Schoolhouse
Schoolhouse Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
4. Schoolhouse Interior
Schoolhouse Benches image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
5. Schoolhouse Benches
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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