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The Old Geer Hill School Project

     You have seen pictures of it, and many of you have toured the precious historic sight once or more! It is one of two known schools in America with the GEER name affixed to it (the other in Mich.) and the foundation is in need of "shoring up" and the floor boards are very wavy.

Ken Geer, our GFA Registrar, tells us that the interior was painted white so that school children who tour it will have a freshlooking classroom to see. However, for the safety of everyone, the foundation, flooring, and other structural issues, need to be addressed very soon. Robert D. Geer [ID# 1643-2-G], who serves as head of the GEER HILL SCHOOL ASSOCiation, is collecting donations of any amount.

Robert and Ken have advised the GFA Board that most all materials will be sold at or near cost, and the labor is that of love, not hire. The time is donated for both the tours and the fix-up. But still, several thousand dollars are needed. $1,750.00 was raised at the Triennial Reunion in June, 2007. You can help with raising the remainder by donating to the Geer Hill School Association.

You may donate to this project by mailing your check to:

 Geer Hill School Association
        c/o Ken Geer
        23 Thomas Road
        Ledyard, CT 06339.

The Geer Hill School class of 1912 -- Schoolteacher Jane Taylor is in the doorway of the Geer Hill School with her class lined up in front. From left are Kenneth Main, Julius Stencil, Charles Geer, Raymond Allen, Catherine Cubanski, Carl Holdridge, Calvin Main, Ray Holdridge, Vassilov Stencil, and Troy Main. (Photo courtesy of Marian Geer and published in the Norwich Bulletin, Sunday, June 20, 1976.)

    Back of the Geer Hill School House, circa 1976, a reunion of alumni.

    Panse Geer with tour guide in front of the Geer Hill School today.

    2007 GFA Reunion attendees step back in time at the Geer Hill School.

    The ground can be seen through the floor of the schoolroom, which needs repairs.