The Root Schoolhouse:
A Community Space

Our vision is to provide a unique venue for our community to enjoy educational, social and cultural gatherings, in a building that has a special place in the history of Norwich, Vermont.

Step into history! Enjoy the Root Schoolhouse, a community space

Welcome to our website! On these pages you will learn the story of a very special Vermont one-room schoolhouse. We hope you enjoy browsing our website and will visit us as we reopen to be a vital part of the community!

Fall Annual Meeting and


Our 2022 Annual Meeting at the schoolhouse was a special event with pot luck desserts, a brief annual meeting agenda and a presentation by Professors Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer called “School Photos and the Hidden Curriculum”. Drawing on their book, School Photos in Liquid Time: Reframing Difference, their visual display of school photos from all over the world, including ones from the Root Schoolhouse archives, generated a lively discussion among the attendees.

Spring 2022 Membership Drive!

The Spring Membership Drive yielding 34 new members at both the $35 level and the $75 level. Thank you all! You may still join during the rest of the 2022-2023 membership year.

Join the Root District Game Club (RDGC) and support
our newly restored community space!

By joining  the RDGC, you are supporting a community asset and preserving the historic Schoolhouse.

Annual General Membership, $35. Supporting Membership, $75.

Finding us

Root Schoolhouse is located at 987 Union Village Road, north of the intersection of Union Village Road and Goodrich Four Corners Road in Norwich, VT.

Rent the Schoolhouse!

Our quaint one-room schoolhouse overlooking the beautiful fields of Hogwash Farm is ideal for classes, meetings, performances, children’s activities, and more!

Photos from the Fall 2021 Opening Celebration
More about the celebration here

Root Schoolhouse by the Numbers:

Thank you for your support!

$163 K








We would like to thank our local contractors and artisans who generously donated their time at reduced rates or as an in-kind donation: Graham Webster of Webster and Donovan, Paul Derkson of Turning Leaf, and Blake Spencer, Sean Dalton of Spencer Associates and Rye Keller for the iron railings on the front steps. John Vincent former board member and retired engineer was instrumental as a project manager during the foundation replacement phase.


If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please see our donation information. Thank you for your support.

View from the Root Schoolhouse to Hogwash Farm

Some folks ask about our name.
The Root District Game Club bought the building from the town for $5.00 in 1952.
This continues to be our legal name.

Root District Game Club

A 501(c)(3) Not for Profit

PO Box 42, Norwich, VT 05055