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.