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Beaver Creek School Museum

The Beaver Creek School, 9702 Beaver Creek Church Road, Hagerstown, Maryland
is an historic two-room schoolhouse dating to 1904. The school was in operation until 1961 at which time ownership of the schoolhouse was passed on to the Washington County Historical Society with plans of turning it into a museum.

Today, visitors to the museum will find a recreation of a typical old-fashioned schoolroom as well as various other displays featuring late 19th and early 20th century items reflecting elements of life in Washington County.

Highlights of the museum include a workshop with a large number of tools; a cobblers station with tools and wooden foot-forms; a beautiful sleigh and several wooden children's sleds; exhibits of vintage toys and dolls; several military uniform items; women's clothing and hats; several musical instruments, including an 1840's hand-crank organ and a 1911 Edison record player; a large stove manufactured in Hagerstown; and a recreation of an early 1900's parlor.

On September 23, 2000, the Beachley Pavilion at the Beaver Creek School Museum was dedicated. The pavilion is named to honor the late Miss Catherine Beachley and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Louise Beachley. They were instrumental in obtaining the Beaver Creek School for the WCHS from the county commissioners and turning it into the school museum as we know it today. Mrs. Beachley donated most of the items in the museum room, including many from her family, the Funks.

Admission - $8 for adults, $5 for Senior Citizens (60+) and Students Under 16, Members and partners are free. Flat fee youth/group tours is negotiable.

Tours available April through November, by appointment only. Admission charged. Group rates arranged.