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When we began work on our site, there were times when it seemed every one room schoolhouse ever built in this country was still around and either restored or converted to other uses.  While this certainly isn't true, in most parts of the country there are examples fairly close by.  
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Schoolhouse Massachusetts

 

 

 

Massachusetts
Andover
Robert S Peabody Museum of Archaeology
175 Main Street
Andover MA 01810
Phone 978 749-4490
Web Site http://www.andover.edu/rspeabody/home.htm
E-mail mailto:mblustain@andover.edu
Description mostly North & Central American, with some Arctic
Type of Resource Museum
Field of Study/Science Facility Archaeology
Group Identity Native American
New or Updated: 06/13/2003

  Deerfield
 
Memorial Hall Museum
 
8 Memorial Street
 
Deerfield  MA  1342     
 
Phone  413 774-7476
 
Web Site  http://www.deerfield-ma.org/
 
Description  multiple collections including tavern signs and instruments in Deerfield                         Academy Building -- 19 rooms, 3 floors
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Schoolhouse
 
Collection A-F  Decorative Arts
 
Collection N-Z  Tools
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
Era      1798
 
New or Updated:  09/02/2003

  Massachusetts
 
Framingham
 
Old Academy Museum
 
Vernon & Grove
 
PO Box 2032
 
Framingham  MA  01703     
 
Phone  508 872-3780
 
Web Site  http://www.framinghamhistory.org/
 
Alt Web  http://www.framingham.com/history/hstsoc_2.htm
 
Description  located in former Academy
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Schoolhouse
 
Industry /Profession  Textiles
 
Collection N-Z  Tools
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
Owner/Operator:  Framingham Historical Society
 
New or Updated:  09/30/2003

  Hardwick
 
Hardwick Historical Society
 
Hardwick Common
 
Hardwick  MA  01037    
 
Phone  413 477-6635
 
Web Site  *****
 
Alt Web  http://www.worcestercounty.com/eventsdetail.cfm?eventid=303
 
Description  general local history in old schoolhouse on the Common
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Schoolhouse
 
Era      1840
 
New or Updated:  10/29/2003

  MA

  Harwich

  Brooks Academy Museum

  80 Parallel Street

  Harwich  MA  02645    

  Phone   508 432-8089

  Web Site  http://www.harwichhistoricalsociety.org/

  Description  Cranberry Culture, Charles Cahoon paintings, Crowell carved birds

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type  Schoolhouse

  Industry /Profession Farming

  Collection   Photography

  Era  1844

  Owner/Operator:  Harwich Historical Society

  New or Updated:   4/9/2006


 
Hingham

  Old Derby Academy

  34 Main St

  PO Box 434

  Hingham  MA  02043    

  Phone   781 749-7721

  Web Site  http://www.hinghamhistorical.org/html/old_derby.html

  Description  former school now holds local history and events

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Schoolhouse

  Owner/Operator:  Hingham Historical Society

  New or Updated:  11/30/2004

  Massachusetts
 
Leominster
 
Leominster Historical Society
 
17 School Street
 
Leominster  MA  01453    
 
Phone  978 537-5424
 
Web Site  http://www.leominsterhistorical.org/historical/
 
Description  research collections, events, exhibits
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Schoolhouse
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
New or Updated:  11/06/2003

Leverett
Leverett Historical Society
N Leverett Road
Leverett MA 01054
Phone
413 548-9082
Web Site
Description
general local history in old schoolhouse
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Building
Building Type Schoolhouse
Era 1820

  Massachusetts
 
Nantucket
 
Egan Institute of Maritime Studies
 
The Coffin School
 
4 Winter Street
 
Nantucket              MA   03554    
 
Phone   508 228-2505
 
Web Site  http://www.eganinstitute.com/
 
E-mail  mailto:egan@eganinstitute.com
 
Description  research, education, nautical training, located within Coffin School
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
Building Type   Schoolhouse
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
Era  1854
 
New or Updated:   12/4/2003

  Norton
 
Norton Historical Society
 
18 West Main St
 
Norton  MA  02766     
 
Phone  508 285-7070
 
Web Site  http://www.nortonma.org/boards/historical_society.shtml
 
Description  mostly document oriented, operates Old School House
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Schoolhouse
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Genealogy
 
New or Updated:  09/20/2003

  Massachusetts
 
Quincy
 
Quincy Historical Society
 
Adams Academy Building
 
8 Adams Street
 
Quincy                        MA  02169    
 
Phone   617 773-1144
 
Web Site  http://www.ci.quincy.ma.us/qhs.asp
 
E-mail  mailto:qhist@ci.quincy.ma.us
 
Description  local memorabilia in 1872 Adams Academy building
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type   Schoolhouse
 
Research /Reading  Library
  Era  1872
 
New or Updated:    1/3/2004

  Shelburne Falls
 
Shelburne Historical Society
 
33 Severance Street
 
PO Box 86
 
Shelburne Falls    MA   01370    
 
Phone   413 625-6150
 
Web Site  http://merrill.olm.net/shs/
 
Description  Located in former Arms Academy, hold local memorabilia
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type   Schoolhouse
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Genealogy
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
New or Updated:   1/12/2004
 

  MA

  Stow

  Stow West 1825 School Museum

  Harvard Road

  Stow  MA   01775     

  Phone  978 897-7417

  Web Site http://stowma.virtualtownhall.net/pages/StowMA_BComm/StowMA_Histo

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  Alt Web http://www.bostoncentral.com/activities/activities/p412.php

  Description  restored one room school on original site in 2 acre park

  Type of Resource Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Building

  Building Type Schoolhouse

  Era  1825

  New or Updated:  6/26/2006

  Taunton
 
Old Colony Historical Society
 
66 Church Green
 
Taunton  MA  02780    
 
Phone  508 822-1622
 
Web Site  http://www.oldcolonyhistoricalsociety.org/
 
E-mail  mailto:Oldcolony@oldcolonyhistoricalsociety.org
 
Description  former Bristol Academy building with local artifacts including 1790s fire                         wagon, Revolutionary war drum and more
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Schoolhouse
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Genealogy
 
Collection A-F  Dolls
 
Collection N-Z  Portraits
 
Research /Reading  Archives
 
Era      1853
 
New or Updated:  11/05/2003
 

  MA

  Westford

  Westford Museum & Historical Society

  2-4 Boston Road

  PO Box 411

  Westford  MA  01886    

  Phone  978 692-5550

  Web Site www.westford.com/museum

  E-mail  mailto:museum@westford.com

  Description  active local museum in former Westford Academy

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type Schoolhouse

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Genealogy

  Research  Library

  New or Updated:  7/21/2006


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