Even a School House Needs Friends

by Jennifer Eifrig

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The Nathan Hale School House in East Haddam was built sometime prior to 1750, and has survived the centuries thanks to a chain of people who believed in its historical significance since the 18th century. Moved from its original location in 1800, the School House nevertheless is a tangible link back to its namesake, and continues to remind us of the enduring values upon which our nation was founded. It supporters worked hard to ensure its survival, and now the job lies with all of us.
This Sunday, October 31, 2010 the School House needs volunteers to help prepare it for additional restoration work. We’re looking for friends who would like to give some time, and continue the tradition of community stewardship for this little building, now a museum and a matter of Connecticut pride. Please join volunteers from Connecticut SAR, East Haddam, and the Coast Guard Academy as we forge another link in the chain connecting the present to the past. It’s easy and fun, and you’ll make friends with other history-minded people. We look forward to seeing you there!
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