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The Belgian Heritage Center renovating schoolhouse 

The opening of the Belgian Heritage Center in Namur for the season is still over a month away, but volunteers are working on a special project on the grounds.  Co-Chair Joe Alexander says the organization acquired the old schoolhouse located adjacent to the Belgian Heritage Center is focusing its efforts on renovating the historic structure. Alexander shares the work being done so far.

 

 

Alexander adds that the renovation of the schoolhouse will put it back into the early 1900’s setting.  The building was used as a Catholic one-room schoolhouse dating back to 1921, and even housed nuns.  Acquired from the Peninsula Belgian American Club, the Belgian Heritage Center hopes to open the renovated schoolhouse for tours later this summer.  

 

(photo below courtesy of Rick Weddig)

 

 

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