Town of Hyde Park

Historical Society

The Hyde Park Historical Society Sign

The Little Red Schoolhouse  

The Little Red Schoolhouse was built in 1845 with classes starting in 1847. It was formerly onCrum Elbow Road at Cardinal Road in East Park.

The Town of Hyde Park Historical Society rescued this one-room school house from demolition in 1972 and moved it to the grounds of the North Park Elementary School, Route 9G, Hyde Park, NY.

Come to see how the children of years ago spent their days in school!

Open House events are held during the summer and fall.

Little Red School House


Little Red Schoolhouse - 2019 Programs

Jeff Fishwick replaced Carl Grieco as 2nd Vice President and Director of the Little Red Schoolhouse.

Open House Events at the Little Red Schoolhouse: Work continues at the Little Red Schoolhouse to preserve it for the future generations to enjoy. There are usually two Open House events on the grounds of North Park Elementary School, 1593 Route 9G, Hyde Park, NY on Sunday afternoons in the Fall. This is the only one-room schoolhouse that still exists in our area and open to visitors at Open House events, or special tours by calling Jeff Fishwick, 2nd VP & Little Red Schoolhouse Director, at 845-546-1194.

There is no fee, however, donations for the upkeep of the building are always appreciated.
The next "Open House" at our Little Red Schoolhouse is scheduled for Sunday, November 17, 2019, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Location is on the grounds of North Park Elementary School, 1593 Route 9G, Hyde Park, NY 12538.

You will start inside the schoolhouse where you will hear the history of the school, followed by a tour outside to see the west side restoration project. There will also be refreshments outside. We don't want any mice coming inside to get any crumbs!! Please invite your family and friends to see how students attended this 1845 historic one-room schoolhouse with one teacher for grades 1-8. This is the only one left in our area. There is no fee, however, donations are always appreciated. For donations of $50 or more, names are put on the framed list of Donors on the inside wall. Jeff Fishwick, the VP and Director of the LRS, will be there to show attendees the west side of the building that he is currently restoring. This is the last side that needs to be done.

We hope to see you there on November 17th! For additional info. call: Jeff Fishwick at 845-546-1194, or Patsy Costello at 845-229-2559.

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