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Readington Township Museums’ Cold Brook School Open House
Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Readington Museums’ Cold Brook School, originally built in 1828, will be open on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and will offer visitors the chance to see what it was like to attend school in the early 19th century.
The one room school house is a period correct completion of the burned-out roof and floor. It was rebuilt around the original walls and foundations. The original burned down in the late 20th century. The schoolhouse is only opened once a year when the Museums’ provide a hands-on school day for all 4th graders attending Readington Township schools. Now, everyone will have the same chance to spend a fun filled afternoon at the school house. Visitors will have a chance to see if they are Abecedarians, try their hand at orthography using a quill pen and ink, solve mathematical problems, and learn a sample of New Jersey history. During recess, visitors can try their hand at playing a variety of 19th century games, including rolling hoops, in the meadow. Apple cider and bread with apple butter will be served.
Due to the small size of the school house, groups of four or more are asked to call for a reservation. The program is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. For more information please contact Program Director, Margaret Smith at 908-236-2327. GPS address is 190 Potterstown Road, Lebanon, NJ 08833.