New Fairfield Historical Society
Celebrating 50 Years! 1969-2019
West Centre School
 The New Fairfield Historical Society is honored to maintain the West Centre School aka "The Little Red Schoolhouse" as a Living History Museum in New Fairfield, CT. Since 1970 the one-room schoolhouse has been open for educational purposes and to benefit the public.
West Centre School was one of seven one-room schoolhouses built in New Fairfield. Estimates suggest that West Centre School was built in the early 1850s as the building appears on a 1852 map of New Fairfield. The building is constructed entirely of wood and situated on a stone and mortar foundation. The school was heated by a single wood stove with either coal or wood. Lamps were used to light the school until electricity became available. When the town built Consolidated School in 1941, all the one-room schools were decommissioned. The West Centre School was then used as a carpentry shop for boys. The other six one-room schoolhouses were turned into residences.
Events
Annual Pancake Breakfast
Open "Schoolhouse"
4th of July Parade
Rocking Chair Reminisce
Holiday Festival
The Historical Society Room
Please contact us!
New Fairfield Historical Society
2 Brush Hill Rd., New Fairfield, CT 06812
nfhs1740@gmail.com
203-312-5687