June 2 2019

Visit Burlington’s Historical Museum - A Building with Rich History of its Own

By: BNEWS

Come check out some artifacts of Burlington’s history in a building that is historic in its own right.

The Burlington Historical Museum will be open to the public on Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On display are antiques, items and exhibits that each have their own story to tell about the history of Burlington from the Colonial times to the present.

The building itself also has a rich history.

“The Burlington Historical Museum has a history of its own,” Mary Nohelty of the Burlington Historical Commission said in an invite. “Built in 1855, prior to the American Civil War. The building's beginning was a one-room schoolhouse and named the Center School. When the Union School was built in 1898, all the one-room schoolhouses throughout town became obsolete. The Center School found another life as the town's first library. And the library it was for 70 years...until a new library was constructed in 1967. The building was vacant for a short while and then became the home of the Burlington Police Department for nine years. When the Police Department moved to larger quarters, our ‘once-upon-a-time’ schoolhouse became the home of the Burlington Historical Museum...the center of the town's growing historic preservation movement.”


 

 
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