The Sydenstricker Schoolhouse was built in Springfield, Fairfax County, Virginia in 1928. Once the center of education and social activities in our community, the schoolhouse now stands as a reminder of a past era, and a testament to the many generations of people that have loved, cared for and preserved the building over the years.
The Sydenstricker Schoolhouse is the last remaining example of an early 20th century one-room schoolhouse in Fairfax County in nearly original condition and still on its original site. Except for a few minor changes, the building remains architecturally and structurally intact. It was the last one-room schoolhouse in the county built prior to consolidation, and when it closed in 1939 it was among the last operating one-room schoolhouses in Fairfax County. The schoolhouse has been owned and maintained by the Upper Pohick Community League since they purchased it from the Fairfax County School District in 1954.
If you know anyone who attended the Sydenstricker Schoolhouse or were early members of the Upper Pohick Community League, please let us know. We are always looking for photographs and historical documents that will help us tell the story of the schoolhouse and the people who have been part of its history.
We are pleased to offer the use of the schoolhouse to community organizations for meetings (not to exceed 3 hours per use) at no charge. If you are interested in using the schoolhouse for a meeting, lecture, photo-shoot or other activity, please contact us. The building has no heating or cooling, no running water, and no bathroom facilities. Visit our Photo Gallery to see images of some recent events held at the schoolhouse.
We are always looking for volunteers who are interested in helping us with various activities at the schoolhouse, or those who are looking for Scout or Community Service projects. Please contact us for more information.
An Evening with Will Rogers!
October 14, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Friends of Sydenstricker Schoolhouse will hold a fund-raising event at the Schoolhouse featuring a special musical performance by the Rossi Family. The evening will be capped by a performance of Will Rogers' USA, a one-man show featuring the humor of Will Rogers, performed by Rob Cork. Delicious chili (Will's favorite meal!) from Hard Times Cafe, and coffee and desserts from the Swiss Bakery, Wegman's and Whole Foods will be served. Enjoy a cozy community event in the historic schoolhouse, learn about our interesting local history, and be reminded of a simpler time.
Doors open at 6:30 PM. Suggested donation: $15/person. All proceeds benefit the Schoolhouse Restoration Project.
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