Boogersburg School Open House
Held anually on the last Sunday in August. Please check back for the plans for 2021.
Schoolmarms, slates, and sack races! Celebrate going back to school 19th century style with this special open house at the historic Boogersburg School, a period one-room schoolhouse. While many Penn State students are starting classes and local school children are about to enter into their new school year, children of all ages can experience a rare glimpse of school life in the 19th century. Hosted by the Centre County Historical Society, this is an event for the whole family. Free and open to the public.
Come any time from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., join us for refreshments, learn about the school’s history, enjoy recess games, try your hand at “mental math” and even ring the school bell! You might even meet alumni of Boogersburg School or hear stories from others who attended a one room school as a student. We will be doing brief programs at 1:30pm and 3:30 pm.
Boogersburg School was built in 1877 for Patton Township children on land given to the Township by Centre Furnace iron master and farmer Moses Thompson. The school was in operation until 1952.
The Boogersburg School is located on 1021 Fox Hill Road in State College between Toftrees and the University Park Airport.