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Historical society breaks ground at site of museum, heritage park

 

May 29, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe

MEMBERS OF the Erwin Township Historical Society Board, from left, Tom Pelissero, Kathy Anderson, Jeanne Miller, Joy Pelissero, Ivan Hellen and Bill Hellen take part in a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site of the old Erwin Central School-K.P. Silberg School on Thursday. The society plans to move the old East End Schoolhouse there to use as a township museum and focal point of a new Erwin Township Heritage Park.

By CHARITY SMITH

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ERWIN TOWNSHIP - The East End Schoolhouse, a one room school that was built in 1915, will soon have a new spot and purpose.

The Erwin Township Historical Society purchased the school last fall for $10,000 and plans to move and restore the structure, and use it as a museum at their new Erwin Heritage Park.

The society ceremony broke ground Thursday at the site of the future heritage park.

"For the long term viability of the historical society and to increase visibility of the museum, it was determined by our board that the building should be move...



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