Rock School Day, 2011

Students from Colebrook Consolidated School made their annual trip to the Rock School in town for a lesson in local history. The day involved classroom study, an outdoor picnic and sitting together on the actual rock for which the historic schoolhouse was named. Photo By Bob Grigg

COLEBROOK — June 15 saw the annual reenactment of a day’s activities in a one-room schoolhouse during the mid-19th century, with a visit to the Rock School by third-graders from Colebrook Consolidated School.

The tradition was initiated in 1972, after the 1779 structure was moved from in front of its namesake glacial boulder to a location directly across the road. Basically, the move was made to remove the old school from private property onto land belonging to the Colebrook Historical Society.

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