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Little Red Schoolhouse schedules fall open houses

The Little Red Schoolhouse on Route 143 in Coeymans Hollow. File photo

COEYMANS HOLLOW — The Little Red Schoolhouse Historical Society is pleased to announce the schedule for this year’s fall open houses.

The schoolhouse, which is located on Route 143 in Coeymans Hollow, will be open to the public on four consecutive Sundays from 2–4 p.m. beginning Sept. 10. 

The open houses provide visitors an opportunity to take a step back in time and see how a school was set up in the 1800s.

The following programs are scheduled on Sundays, from 2-4 p.m.:

  • Sept. 10: Ron Gabriele will share six short stories from World War II that will look at unknown events, strange events, and ironic events from the war.
  • Sept.17:   Dick Brooks will provide a history of travel on the Hudson River from the canoe to the steamship. This includes the first steamship trip to the daily running of the Hudson River Day Liners.
  • Sept. 24: This year is the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Little Red Schoolhouse Historical Society. The schoolhouse will be open for visitors to view the authentic school setting and class photos of students from years ago. In honor of the anniversary, items related to acquiring the schoolhouse and the organization of the historical society will be on display.
  • Oct. 1: Cathy Collins-Pierce will provide musical entertainment with hymns, patriotic songs, and popular favorite old-time songs to sing along with.

The public is welcome to stop by and visit this local historic treasure. Admission is free.

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