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Foltz School Open Days

Saturday, July 27, 2024 9am to 5pm

+ 4 dates

  • Sunday, August 11, 2024 12pm to 5pm
  • Sunday, September 8, 2024 12pm to 5pm
  • Sunday, October 13, 2024 12pm to 5pm
  • Sunday, December 15, 2024 12pm to 5pm

Jennings Environmental Education Center, Foltz School, entrance near intersection of Rt 8 and Weeks Road

Foltz School Open Days

2951 Prospect Rd., Slippery Rock, PA 16057-5023

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Jennings Environmental Education Center and 3MJC are opening the doors of the historic Foltz School to visitors this summer and fall for a series of open house-style days. This quaint and recently restored one-room schoolhouse is nestled on the edge of Jennings EE Center, along route 8. Each open day will have its own theme, allowing visitors to experience a number of different activities and information when they visit. No fee or registration is required to attend. Parking and restrooms will be available onsite during open hours. Open days are as follows:

  • Second Sundays June-October, 12:00 - 5:00 pm (June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13)
  • Saturday, July 27 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 15 12:00 - 5:00 pm

These open days are a unique opportunity for individuals of all ages to experience a piece of history and gain insight into what life was like for students attending a one-room school in the past. Upon arrival, visitors will be greeted by knowledgeable volunteers who will provide brief overviews of the school's history and answer any questions guests may have. The Foltz School has a rich history dating back to the late 1800s and visitors will have the opportunity to learn about its origins, its role in the local community, and how it operated as a one-room schoolhouse.

In addition to the volunteer-led overviews, visitors will be able to engage in self-guided interactive activities, designed to provide a hands-on experience of what it was like to be a student in a one-room schoolhouse, and that reveal the differences and similarities between schooling yesterday and today. 

As visitors explore the schoolhouse, they will have the opportunity to view authentic artifacts from the time period, such as antique desks, textbooks, and school supplies. They will also be able to see how the building has been preserved and restored to maintain its historical integrity.

Jennings is open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM weekdays and on weekends as scheduled. The trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset for hiking and other environmentally related activities. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

Saturday, July 27, 2024 9am to 5pm