Old school moved to Furnace Town to be dedicated

mt-zion-schoolFURNACE TOWN — Furnace Town celebrates the reopening of its new addition: the historic Mt. Zion One-room Schoolhouse. The dedication ceremony is Thursday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at Furnace Town, 3816 Old Furnace Road, Snow Hill.

 

As the new school year gets underway, the ribbon cutting ceremony will officially welcome the schoolhouse to Furnace Town’s array of centuries-old structures that offer visitors glimpses into our past.

 

The Worcester Historical Society moved the beautifully restored Mt. Zion One-room Schoolhouse from Snow Hill to Furnace Town this past January. Out of the original 110 one-room schoolhouses in Worcester County, Mt. Zion is one of the only two still open to the public.

 

A docent school teacher will be in the schoolhouse several days a week. Furnace Town is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5. Visit Furnace Town’s website at www.furnacetown.org for days the school teacher will be in the schoolhouse.

 

Furnace Town is dedicated to preserving the historic Nassawango Iron Furnace and engaging the public in the culture of our shared past. Throughout the year, the museum features artisans in period dress demonstrating crafts and trades that were practiced in Furnace Town and the Lower Eastern Shore during the nineteenth century. Every year, Furnace Town hosts more than 10,000 visitors, 3,000 of which are school children.

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