Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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Last week I showed you the Historic Red Mill at the Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton, New Jersey. There is indeed a little village at the Red Mill site, and this week I present to you the little schoolhouse! 


This schoolhouse was not original to this site. According to the Red Mill Museum website

In 1974, the circa 1860 Bunker Hill Schoolhouse was moved to the Museum grounds from a site near Sky Manor Airport in Franklin Township. Former Curator Claire Young remembers that moving the school house took several days even though it was only five miles away. She followed behind the building picking up pieces of the siding that fell in the road, to replace later. Some of those boards had the school children’s initials carved in them from long ago. 

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I will have more photos of the village next week! 

If you want to read more about The Red Mill, including the history of the mill, more photos, and visiting hours, read this page.

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20 comments:

  1. Wow, what character! Those objects must have listened to some terrific tales over the years.

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    1. They sure have a lot of character. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Great history lesson and brought back a lot of memories far me.

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  3. Connection with past .... very interesting post.
    JM Illinois
    U.S.A.

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  4. Wow! that is really beautiful.. :)

    Happy Wordless Wednesday! My entry is here.

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  5. I love that schoolhouse! How neat.

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  6. What a great historic one-room schoolhouse!

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  7. It's great to see historic buildings preserved. I see the "little house" behind it was moved, too. I'm old enough to remember when my grandmother had an outhouse.

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    1. I'm so glad that they preserve some historic buildings. I know they can't save each one, but some must be preserved.

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  8. Not sure if my first comment went though.
    Was just saying how lovely this is and such a great piece of history. I always thought it would be great to go to a one room schoolhouse (loved Little House on the Prairie) . And it is such a lovely, picturesque shot.

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  9. So cute. I've been to Clinton! We stayed at a friend of a friend's house one new year's eve. Random.
    My WW entry is here: http://deannalw.blogspot.com/2013/11/exercisewith-your-pets.html
    Come by and vote for us?

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