On Thursday, Aug. 17, the Round Pond Schoolhouse Association will host its final old-fashioned Beano night of the season at the historic Washington Schoolhouse in Round Pond from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join master Beano caller George Sawyer, of New Harbor, as he announces the numbers for this family favorite. Prizes will be awarded Yankee Swap style. Snacks and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
Three historic Bristol-area museums will be concluding their visiting hours at the end of August. The Washington Schoolhouse, Rock Schoolhouse, and the Harrington Meeting House have overlapping hours on Wednesday so that all three can be visited on the same afternoon. The Harrington Meeting House and Rock Schoolhouse are also open at additional times.
Dating back to colonial times, the Harrington Meeting House, at 278 Harrington Road in Pemaquid, is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2-4:30 p.m. The 1775 church with a museum of Bristol history in the balcony is operated by Pemaquid Historical Association and owned by the town of Bristol.
Rock Schoolhouse on Rock Schoolhouse Road, off Upper Round Pond Road, is open Wednesdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. The oldest surviving schoolhouse in Bristol, built in 1835, it is operated by the Bristol Parks and Recreation Commission.
The Washington Schoolhouse, at 1426 State Route 32 in the heart of Round Pond village, is open Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. Built in 1885, it is a two-story building and was one of Bristol’s largest schools. The schoolhouse is administered by the Round Pond Schoolhouse Association.
For more information, go to roundpondschoolhouse.org or to the Round Pond Schoolhouse Facebook page.