The Heritage Alliance will open historic Oak Hill School for homeschool students on Sept. 13 and Sept. 18. The program is limited to 26 students grades 1 through 12.
The Oak Hill School Heritage Education Program is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary of allowing students to experience what school was like in the late 1880s.
The Oak Hill School was built in 1886 to serve the community of Knob Creek and remained open until the 1950s. The school was moved to its current location behind the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center to serve children in our area.
The Heritage Alliance is excited to offer two days of lessons at the historic Oak Hill School this fall. The award winning Oak Hill School Heritage Education program is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, and homeschool students are encouraged to come and experience history on Sept. 13 or Sept. 18.
Oak Hill School was built in 1886 to serve the community of Knob Creek. The building served local residents until it was closed in the 1950s. The school building was moved the seven miles from Knob Creek to Jonesborough and placed in its current location behind the Visitors Center. Today, Oak Hill School invites students to come for a daylong experience and enroll in school in 1893. Reading, writing, arithmetic, history, geography – even the pledge of allegiance – are all as they were prior to the turn of the last century.
School will last from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sept. 13 and Sept. 18. This program is limited to 26 students, grades 1 through 12.
Registration information is available at www.heritageall.org. The cost is $5 per student for the day at Oak Hill School. Students must register in advance. Registration will not be accepted the day of the event.
The Heritage Alliance is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educational experiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences. For more information, please call the office at 423.753.9580, or contact the organization via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can also be found online at www.heritageall.org.