Historical society examines school changes

STUDENTS AND TEACHER pose for a class photo outside of the Chimney Point schoolhouse in Addison. The Addison Town Historical Society will be meeting to talk about old schools and the transition to a centralized school on Sunday, June 2. Photo courtesy of Geoff Nelson

ADDISON — What was it like to move from a small one room schoolhouse to the new Addison Central School? Addison Town Historical Society have saved the framed roster of students who made the transition from grades one through seven and invites all members of the first classes to attend and share their memories and memorabilia of the transition.

The meeting will take place at the former Addison Central School (now the Addison Community Center), Rt. 17 West, on Sunday, June 2 at 2 pm. The school presentation will be followed by a brief business meeting and the election of officers.

On a separate note, ATHS treasurer Vaughn Watson invites everyone to a special free musical event at the parish of Our Lady of Seven Dolors R. C. Church in Fair Haven. The church is celebrating its 150th anniversary year and have asked Watson to present an organ recital on Sunday, May 19, 3 p.m., on their historic 1853 E. & G. G. Hook pipe organ at the church, located on VT Route 22a in Fair Haven. Included will be works by J.S. Bach, Robert Schumann, Louis Vierne, Marcel Dupre and Eugene Gigout. 

A free will offering will be received and a reception will follow. For more details, please call Watson at (802) 759-2453. All ATHS members are cordially invited to attend.

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