Manchester Connecticut (City of Village Charm) has a wealth of history. Many of the historical buildings are walking distance from each other. The Keeney old schoolhouse, a replica is no exception. This one room school stands on the Cheney Homestead land today on Hartford Road. It was originally built on Keeney Street around 1751.
The replica school was built to specification using the lumber from the original building. An antique wood burning stove now sits in the middle of the room, the desk and chairs line three walls, and the United States flag that is hung give tribute to that time period.
There was no transportation that bused the children in the 1700s to school. Not many children who lived on the farms near by, attended school due to the distance but those who did traveled by foot in both good and bad weather.
Visit the schoolhouse and experience going back to 1751 when the school was first built, feel the charge in the air, the furniture the way it looks, and the smell from the wood burning stove.
This schoolhouse is open by appointment with admission to the Cheney Homestead. For more information on special events, appointments, directions, and hours of operation, click Keeney old schoolhouse.