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A Message from the President of Friends of the Irondale Schoolhouse Board

27 Nov 23
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Dear Friends,

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, the Irondale Schoolhouse has been able to complete its 10th anniversary in Millerton’s Historic District! It has been a special year of meeting and greeting bikers, families and visitors from all over the world. The Schoolhouse continues to serve the community as a place to tell the history of the importance of one-room education in early rural America. We celebrated our success with a wonderful program of events and activities this year:

In May, we awarded a college scholarship each to two local Webutuck high school graduates. In June, the Country School Association of America’s travelling School Marm, Susan Webb, presented a riveting 1840s-style classroom lesson to 3rd and 4th graders from Salisbury Central School. In July, artist Barbara Asante face-painted passing children as part of the Millerton Business Association’s Summer Stroll. In July, Jackie the Magician entertained in the shade of the tree on the lawn. In August, we offered delicious ice-cream sundaes to visitors, curtesy of Stewart’s Ice Cream. On Halloween Night, we co-hosted a Festival of Frights, with a fantastically decorated Haunted School House and a Trunk or Treat community event. In November, we hosted the Roccanova Wood Crafts show (Grow Against Poverty) which benefited schools in Kenya.

The Irondale Schoolhouse Board thanks you for your loyal support. Please help us to continue the good work. Your tax-deductible gift supports our scholarship program, educational events and activities, building maintenance, and insurances expenses.


Ralph Fedele
President of the Friends of the Irondale Schoolhouse Board.

Halloween Fun at the Irondale Schoolhouse

06 Nov 23
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We celebrated Halloween by joining the Festival of Frights, with the Millerton Business Alliance, Millerton Fire Dept. and the NorthEast-Millerton Library. Our Haunted Schoolhouse spooktacular hit with all the ghouls and goblins.

Festival of Frights

04 Sep 23
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Join us for the first ever Festival of Frights! The Irondale Schoolhouse is partnering with the NorthEast-Millerton Library and the Millerton Business Alliance to celebrate Halloween. Featuring the Haunted Schoolhouse, Trunk or Treat,  Costume Contests and more, here at the School House and across the street at Railroad Plaza (16 Main ST, Millerton, NY). Rain or shine.

Sign up to decorate your car for Trunk or Treat here.  The deadline to register is October 27th.

Ice Cream Social

13 Aug 23
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Thank you to all that joined us for our Ice Cream Social. We hope you had a wonderful time.

A group of students from Salisbury Central School District posing in front of the Irondale Schoolhouse.

Salisbury Students Visit Irondale Schoolhouse

31 Jul 23
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We were excited to host a group third and fourth graders from the Salisbury Central School in Connecticut on June 9th. Susan Webb, the Traveling Schoolmarm, returned to help students understand what it was like to attend a one-room schoolhouse.

Click here to read the Millerton News/Lakeville Journal’s article about the students visit.

The Irondale Schoolhouse with a picture of Jackie the Magician and ice cream cones in front

Celebrating 10 Years in Millerton

03 Jun 23
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Join the Irondale Schoolhouse this summer to Celebrate our 10th Year in Millerton with our FREE family friendly events.

Jackie The Magician: Saturday, July 2 at 1 to 3 pm
Be amazed and delighted by the magic and animal balloons of the wonderful Jackie the Magician.

Face Painting: Saturday, July 8 from 2 pm to 5 pm
We’re joining in the Summer Stroll festivities in Millerton with free Face Painting.

Ice Cream: Saturday, August 12 at 1 pm
Take a break from the summer sun and cool off with ice cream at the Schoolhouse.

Join Us For Opening Day!

02 Apr 23
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The historic Irondale Schoolhouse will reopen for the season on Saturday, May 27! Please join us from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Take a tour of the schoolhouse and enjoy a short video that shares the rich history of the 1858 one-room schoolhouse, including its restoration and relocation to the center of the village of Millerton.

The Irondale Schoolhouse is located at 16 Main St. in Millerton, next to the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Following opening day, it will be open on weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through mid-October. 

Enjoy Free Events!

08 Apr 22
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Seating is limited. Please register for the below events in person at Oblong Books in Millerton, or contact Ralph Fedele at or 518-789-4619, or John Brunese at or 518-461-3372.

History Lesson: Friday, June 3, 5:30 pm
Learn about early American education with Traveling Schoolmarm Susan Webb

Book Signing and Talk: Friday, June 24, 7 pm
Sarah K. Hermans will discuss her local history book, “The 1903 Jackson Corners Signature Quilt”

Magician: Saturday, July 2, 11 am and 2 pm
Join us for this family-friendly event — two performances!

Watch Our New Video

30 Jun 21
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We are excited to debut a new video that share the rich history of the Irondale Schoolhouse, including its restoration and relocation to the center of the village of Millerton.

Celebrating Seventh Year

24 Dec 20
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The Irondale Schoolhouse moved to the center of Millerton seven years ago on Dec. 19, 2013. Read about our anniversary on the front page of The Millerton News.