November 28, 2022

Hornbine School Open September 11th & 25th

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The Hornbine School first opened in the school year 1847-1848. It was closed and sold approximately ninety years latter in 1937. Interested Rehoboth residents raised money to buy and repair the building during the 325th Rehoboth Town Anniversary in 1968.

The Hornbine School has been open to the public as a museum for fifty-four years. The Hornbine One Room Schoolhouse Museum is located at 144 Hornbine Road at the corner of Hornbine and Baker Roads in south-eastern Rehoboth. (See directions below)

The Hornbine School is one of Rehoboth’s historic treasures! Touch the actual teacher’s desk from the original Palmer River School. (There have been three Palmer River Schools!) Sit at desks used by students in past centuries. Thumb through text books used in the 19th century.

Observe pictures that show Hornbine School during its restoration in 1968. View the school’s collapsed roof in the aftermath of a hurricane in the 1980’s.

Adults will enjoy looking at the one room schoolhouse memorabilia on display around the room as well as in the display cabinets. Children may find pleasure from writing on slates with authentic slate pencils.

Be sure to visit the school this September. It is a pleasant way to discover some charming Rehoboth history and enjoy the day!

Visit our website at http://hornbineschool.tripod.com/    or look us up on Facebook at Hornbine School Museum.

DIRECTIONS: From Attleboro take Rte. 118 south to Martin Street on the left. Go to the end and take a left onto Spring Street. Go to the end of Spring Street and take a left onto Hornbine Road. The school is down on the left.

DIRECTIONS: From Taunton Rte. 44 west to Rte. 118. Go south on Rte. 118 to Martin Street on the left. Go to the end and take a left onto Spring Street. Go to the end of Spring Street and take a left onto Hornbine Road. The school is down on the left.

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