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​Experience the days of learning in a one-room schoolhouse at the annual spring open house at the Schuyler County Historical Society’s Lee School in Montour Falls.

Retired teachers Marty Evans and Judy VanSkiver will play the role of schoolmarms, welcoming visitors of all ages to the Lee School on Saturday, May 14, from 1-3 p.m.

The Lee School is located on Route 14, on the southern edge of Montour Falls. It was built in 1884 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The red, barn-style, painted clapboard building was typical to the mid-to-late 19th century farming communities of the area. It has a large wood-burning stove, school desks, books, blackboards and an antique world globe, all exhibited as they would have been used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

For more information, contact the Historical Society at

(607) 535-9741.

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Learn How to Research A House on May 21

​Marty Evans, left, and Judy VanSkiver, both retired Watkins Glen school district teachers, will host the annual spring open house at the Historical Society’s Lee School in Montour Falls on Saturday, May 14, from 1-3 p.m. The one-room schoolhouse was built in 1884.

The Schuyler County Historical Society is offering a another workshop on how to research a house.

“Finding Your House’s Roots” will be offered on Saturday, May 21, at 1 p.m. The workshop will explain how to use public documents, online sites and the Historical Society’s own Research Library to learn more about structures and the people who built and lived in them.

Historical Society Board of Trustees President Jean Hubsch will lead the workshop at the Brick Tavern Museum, 108 N. Catharine St./Route 14, Montour Falls. The $10 fee may be paid on arrival.

The number of participants is limited, and pre-registration is required by emailing or calling (607) 535-9741.

For more information, contact the Historical Society at (607) 535-9741.

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The Schuyler County Historical Society depends on the support of individuals and businesses for our mission to preserve the history of Schuyler County and share it through events, exhibits and programs for the community.  

The Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit  organization.  We will send a donation receipt for your records and a heartfelt thank you in response.  

Please send check or money order to:

Schuyler County Historical Society
P.O. Box 651
Montour Falls, NY  14865

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