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Erwin Township school to become historical museum

 

November 13, 2020

Charity Smith/Daily Globe

The East End School, seen here last week, was purchased by the Erwin Township Historical Society on Sept. 15. The schoolhouse, located on East End Road, was one of five schoolhouses in operation in the township at the turn of the 20th century. It was built in 1915 and functioned as a school from 1916-1928. The society plans to restore it to its original condition and use it as a museum, research center and community meeting place.

By CHARITY SMITH

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ERWIN TOWNSHIP - The East End School, a turn of the century one-room school house built in 1915, will soon be the new home of the Erwin Township Historical Society's artifact museum, genealogy research center and community meeting place.

Historical society president Tom Pelissero said they are looking not only to create a museum, but to make an asset for the community.

"If we are going to tell future generations about the history we should have a home in which they could come to, but we want them to use it for the community - have other meetings h...



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