UPDATED February 5, 2017. Exciting news! The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation has awarded the Root District Game Club a Historic Preservation Grant of $9,300 to help rebuild Root Schoolhouse’s foundation and correct the drainage problems that have contributed to its deterioration through the years. Many thanks to the Division for its support!
Root Schoolhouse in Norwich, Vermont is a one-room schoolhouse built in 1937 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2013. The building was used as a school until 1945, then as a community center from 1952 to 2011, when it was closed for all public use due to its deteriorating foundation. The Root District Game Club, caretakers and owners of the building since 1952 and a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is working to save the schoolhouse and return it to public use. Please join us!