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Back to School screens this June

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Norwich, Vermont – May 2015 - Historic New England is pleased to announce two screenings of Back to School: Lessons from Norwich’s One-Room Schoolhouses, a new documentary film focusing on the efforts to preserve one-room schoolhouses in Norwich, Vermont.

The film tells the stories of students who attended the schools in the 1930s and 1940s and highlights the architectural significance of the buildings, especially the 1937 Root District Schoolhouse and the 1922 Beaver Meadow Schoolhouse. “What really pleases me about the film,” says Brian Cook, president of the Root District Game Club, “is that we have been able to put together the faces and stories of the buildings and commemorate daily life at the schools." Join us for a screening and discover an important aspect of the history of Norwich and the educational history of Vermont.

Screenings of Back to School: Lessons from Norwich's One-Room Schoolhouses are:

  • Sunday, June 28, 2015: 7:00 p.m. at Wilder Center, 2087 Hartford Avenue, Wilder, Vermont
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015: 7:00 p.m. at Marion Cross School, 22 Church Street, Norwich, Vermont

Suggested donations of $10 for adults and $5 for children support schoolhouse renovations.

Back to School: Lessons from Norwich’s One-Room Schoolhouses is done in partnership with Beaver Meadow Schoolhouse Association, Community Access Television (CATV), Historic New England, Norwich Historical Society, and Root District Game Club. The film is part of Historic New England's Everyone’s History project.


Back to School screens this June