In 2015 The Orleans County Historical Society acquired the Orleans County Grammar School which was built in 1823 as the first High School in the county. It was our goal to return the building back to its original location and restore the bell tower. With the help of professional building movers and 22 teams of oxen we were successful in returning the building in the summer of 2016.
Now the Grammar School is back home at the foot of Prospect Hill. It looks great on the outside, but we haven’t started on the inside yet. Still to go: build stairs to the basement, and build the bathroom and furnace room, install the plumbing and heating system, restore the windows, build the chimney, and then the back porch with handicap ramp, and the replica of the old bell tower.
We can do it with your help. Please donate.
The Museum is now closed for the season.
We will reopen for tours on May 15th 2017
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