OCTOBER 1st MONTHLY MEETING
“Eliot Memories” will be the subject of our program on October 1 at 7:00pm at the John F. Hill Grange Hall, State Road. All are invited to come and share their memories of the town, its people and/or events. If you have a picture that you’d like help identifying or a question about a piece of Eliot’s history – bring it along and together we’ll see if we can help.
KEEPING THE PAST ALIVE
OPEN HOUSE at the #8 SCHOOLHOUSE
ELIOT FESTIVAL DAY
The District #8 Schoolhouse on Greenwood Street will be open ELIOT FESTIVAL DAY, Saturday, September 29th from 10-3 and Sunday, September 30th from 11-2. Saturday there will be special activities for children.
One of nine district schools established, in the years following Eliot’s split from Kittery in 1810, the building was in use from 1841-1912. For many years it was one of the largest districts. Following its close as a school it was used at the meeting place for the “Eliot Country Club” whose card parties are well remembered by the elders of the town, a fire station, meeting hall for the Eliot Baseball team, storage for Eliot Civil Defense and storage for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery and Lion’s Club before being turned over to the Historical Society in 1996. This restored schoolhouse is the only such former one room school house building in Eliot that has not lost its original features. On display are items and pictures from the Historical Society collections focusing on Eliot’s school history and the history of the town. The Schoolhouse is located off State Road, at 67 Greenwood Street, across from the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Look for the signs! For more information: 207-752-0174