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SAVE PASSTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!

Save the building from Demolition. Save the building for a Community Center and Museum. Save our History.

 
 

ABOUT US

Turning Interest Into Action

Passtown ("Pass") Elementary School was built in 1923, as a two-room schoolhouse specifically for "Colored" students. This new school replaced the one-room colored schoolhouse across the road that was built in 1914, which had become overcrowded due to a growing population of African Americans migrating from the South. 

Generations of families attended Pass School and were taught by the same nurturing teachers, Mr. Cuff, Miss Spann, Miss Washington, Miss Clary/Mrs. Moore, Miss Mason, Mr. Clark and others.

Passtown school is located in the historic community of Hayti, in Valley Township, Coatesville, Pennsylvania.

Passtown School was integrated in 1957.

For over 30 years, the former school building has served as the Valley Township Municipal Building. The township is moving its offices to a newly built municipal building.

The community has expressed its desire to repurpose the building as its Community Center and Museum. The township has expressed its desire to demolish the former school building.

The former Passtown School building is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

 
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WHAT WE DO

We save our history to save our future

ADVOCACY AND INVOLVEMENT

We act to preserve the Passtown Elementary School. We produce African American History Programs.

We produce documentaries of historical significance.

We remember, uplift and comfort our community with  cards and resolutions.

We invite and welcome our neighbors and friends to the annual HHS Open House on New Year's Day and the annual HHS Labor Day Cookout.

We collect historical pictures and artifacts.

We tell the story.

We support and sponsor a community garden.

We assist residents through our Adult Literacy Program and our Community Assistance Outreach.

We attend other organizations' outreach activities.

We encourage one another.

We advocate for our community.

ENCOURAGEMENT

NOTE: The $3.00 or other donation amount requested on the Petition page is the request of the petition development company, Change.org.  Please be aware that a donation made on the Petition page will go to Change.org, NOT to preservation of the Passtown School.

WHAT WE DO

We save our history to save our future

ADVOCACY AND INVOLVEMENT

We act to preserve the Passtown Elementary School. We produce African American History Programs.

We produce documentaries of historical significance.

We remember, uplift and comfort our community with  cards and resolutions.

We invite and welcome our neighbors and friends to the annual HHS Open House on New Year's Day and the annual HHS Labor Day Cookout.

We collect historical pictures and artifacts.

We tell the story.

We support and sponsor a community garden.

We assist residents through our Adult Literacy Program and our Community Assistance Outreach.

We attend other organizations' outreach activities.

We encourage one another.

We advocate for our community.

ENCOURAGEMENT

NOTE: The $3.00 or other donation amount requested on the Petition page is the request of the petition development company, Change.org. 

 

Please click the button below to donate to

HAYTI HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 
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TESTIMONIALS

Hear Directly From Former Students.