Heritage Education Program
Our Heritage Education Program will re-start Fall 2019.
In 1915 the residents of this rural community proudly celebrated the opening of a brand new schoolhouse, described by one of the first grade farm boys as "the biggest building I’d ever seen." For the next fifty-four years the school served the educational needs of the surrounding community. Even though it has not been "the biggest building" in the area for many years, it still plays a big role in our community by continuing to meet educational needs, though in a slightly different way.
Since the fall of 1998 the Old Bedford School has hosted thousands of students from around the Metroplex who have walked under the archway and through the front door to participate in the Heritage Education Program. In fact, all the third graders from over 65 classes within the H-E-B ISD visit the old schoolhouse each year as field trip participants, eager to learn about the past through exciting interactive presentations. By inviting students to "take a new look at the old school" we focus their attention on the actual evidence of our local history and culture.Would you like to know what the Heritage Education experience is like? If so, just ask any of the third graders who have been here to enjoy the program. It is likely that you will hear them exclaim, "That old school is really cool!"
We invite you to visit the Old Bedford School and participate in the Heritage Education Program. During the forty-five minute program participants will:
Visit a restored 1915 classroom
Examine unusual historic artifacts
Hear interesting stories from the past
Explore our old schoolhouse
And...have a wonderful time.
(minimum of 5 participants)
Dates and times: To be scheduled two weeks in advance
To schedule call (817) 952-2290