One-room schoolhouse in Shelton offers history lesson

Katharine Anthony of Shelton is dressed in costume to greet visitors to the Trap Falls one-room schoolhouse at the Shelton Historical Society on Connecticut Open House Day in June. (Photo by Brad Durrell)

Anthony, a college student majoring in history, is following in her mother’s footsteps as a historical society volunteer. “This is a great way to learn about history outside of classes,” she said.

The historical society operates the Shelton History Center at 70 Ripton Road, close to the Huntington Green. The center is a museum with six historical buildings. The nonprofit organization also sponsors programs of historical interest to the community.