270 Cedar Hill Road,
Conveniently located between Pakenham and Almonte, and on the way to or from Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush, the Cedar Hill Schoolhouse tour stop offers art, food and heritage. Step back in time to 1874 and experience a lovingly-maintained one-room schoolhouse, with its huge original slateboards, teacher’s desk, and fascinating displays. The schoolhouse was in continuous operation from 1874 until 1968, when it became a community hall that is still in use today. There are still many local residents who attended Cedar Hill Schoolhouse, and it holds a special place in the heart of the community.
The Friends of Cedar Hill Schoolhouse assist the Municipality of Mississippi Mills in maintaining the heritage structure, and the official historian of this group, Dave Donaldson, will be on hand on Saturday April 1 to recount tales about the school and his own schooldays there. The Friends put on a strawberry social each year as a fundraiser for the maintenance of the schoolhouse, and this year it will be held on Sunday, July 2nd.
The Schoolhouse can just as easily be called a coffeehouse on the Maple Run Tour weekend, when Fluid Solar Roasted Coffee presents their premium coffees, roasted by the power of the sun. A little birdie tells us there will be sweet treats too!
Added to the ‘mix’ are the following 5 artists, all of whom are an A+ in our books!