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Boogersburg School Open House

Boogersburg School Open House


Schoolmarms, slates, & sack races!  Celebrate going back to school 19th century style with this special open house at the historic Boogersburg One Room School.  Children of all ages will love to experience sitting in an old wooden desk, learning with the help of soapstone, slate, and chalkboards. Teachers in period dress will instruct “students” in spelling, mental math, and other interactive activities.


Visitors may follow the trail from the schoolhouse to the adjacent field for some recess games as well (weather permitting).  Bring your family, and bring a picnic to enjoy.  You may even get to ring the bell!


Boogersburg School was built in 1877 for Patton Township children by Centre Furnace iron master and farmer Moses Thompson.   The school was in operation until 1952.


Hosted by the Centre County Historical Society, this is an event for the whole family.  Free and open to the public. Donations welcomed.


Boogersburg School is located at 1021 Fox Hill Road, State College, Pa. (Patton Township) on the road to University Park Airport.

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