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Gifford Valley Schoolhouse (District #9), Northville, NY

Gifford Valley Schoolhouse

Built around 1830 as a one-room schoolhouse. The school closed in 1929. In 1990 the schoolhouse was moved to the village of Northville through the efforts of the Northville - Northampton Historical Society. It is now the Schoolhouse Museum, located on South Main Street in the village.

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Listen to a memory (if sound doesn't play, please install RealPlayer)
Speaker: Gail Cramer
Transcript: "Gifford Valley Schoolhouse School houses as like churches were very often the center of activity. Not only was it a school for learning for youngsters, but it also was used sometimes for weddings, it was used for funerals, used for community meetings. So it was a major center of activity."

 

 
 
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