Locust Grove Schoolhouse circa late 1800s

This image of Locust Grove Schoolhouse and its class of students dates from the late 1800s.  

Notes from Locust Grove Schoolhouse teacher; February 18, 1864

It seems as much as schools have changed in 150 years, school children have not!  This note from our schoolhouse from 1864 shows what one teacher thought of her class at the time.

"Progress of Boys & Girls is pretty good but several do not learn as much as they could if they wished for knowledge.  Conduct of Boys & Girls is not good.  The larger ones are the worst behaved."

 

Interior Restoration is coming along!

Here's a view of the interior of our schoolhouse taken in July of 2011.  You can see the ceiling has been completely pulled back so we can inspect and restore the roof from the inside.  Wall repair is almost complete and we'll be doing interior wall finishing shortly. And the floor is looking great!

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Upcoming Events

April 10, 2014
Chester County Historical Preservation Network is seeking volunteers
September 28, 2014
Join us for the eigth Founders Day celebration on Sunday September 14th, from 12 noon to 4 PM at Pocopson Park on Locust Grove Road!

Restoration Update


Check out the latest updates on the restoration of the Schoolhouse.