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All invited to ‘OPEN School HOUSE’ at Woodville on Feb. 25

The Woodville Rosenwald School Foundation will welcome the public to an “OPEN School HOUSE” event from 1-4 p. m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, to celebrate a significant milestone in the renovation of Gloucester’s historic African American schoolhouse—receiving its official Gloucester County Occupancy Permit.

A familiar landmark for commuters traveling south of White Marsh on Route 17, the Woodville School was built as a two-teacher school for African American students in 1923-24. It is the only remaining one of six Rosenwald schools that were constructed in Gloucester County in the 1920s. In 2019, the foundation purchased the property from the Gloucester Economic Development Authority to preserve the building and its history for the benefit of the community.

Donations from community members and local businesses matched a grant of $75,000 from Gloucester’s Cook Foundation to support recent renovations of the interior of the schoolhouse. The community is invited to enjoy refreshments and a...

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