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Schoolhouse is a blast from the past

Paul Hart, vice president of The Barkhamsted Historical Society, and volunteer Mike Day at the Center Schoolhouse in Barkhamsted. The historic schoolhouse, built in 1821, is now a museum showcasing what students learned back in the 1800s and early 1900s. Photo by Megan Stevens

BARKHAMSTED — The Center Schoolhouse, located on Center Hill Road, was open to the public on Sunday, June 29.

The one-room schoolhouse was originally two stories when it was built in 1821.

It still has the same historic charm that it had over 190 years ago with 1880s textbooks that students in the neighboring areas used to 1920s classic typewriters.

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