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!

Spring 2022 Membership Drive!

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

Summer Community Picnic Suppers

This summer make new friends or connect with old ones the first Sunday of the month for community picnic suppers at the Schoolhouse. Bring a colorful blanket, carry-in and carry-out meal, and enjoy an al fresco dinner with your neighbors. June 5, July 3, August 7, 5:30-7pm 

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