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History lessons still being taught at historic schoolhouse

Posted by Ralph Ranalli January 11, 2008 09:54 AM

SHREWSBURY

The Shrewsbury Historical Society is hoping to win a spot on the National Register of Historic Places for the old District No. 5 Schoolhouse.

The schoolhouse, built in 1828, served students in grades 1 through 9 for nearly 90 years, according to Kristine Gustafson, a member of the Shrewsbury Historical Society’s executive board. The building, located on the corner of Old Mill Road and West Main Street, is owned by the society, which is working on restoration plans now, she said.

The society plans to submit its application this spring to the Massachusetts Historical Commission, which must give its preliminary approval before the request goes to the National Register for consideration, Gustafson said.

To drum up support, the society will make a presentation to the Board of Selectmen at the board’s Jan. 28 meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Anyone seeking more information or wishing to make a contribution is being urged to contact the society by e-mail.

-- Lisa Kocian

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