By Cade Barker
The Reflector 

Venersborg Schoolhouse features a place of community

 

Last updated 11/9/2023 at 11:15am

Cade Barker, The Reflector

Members of the Venersborg Historic Preservation Society stand on the front steps of the Venersborg Schoolhouse, which was built in 1912.

A place of community since 1912, the Venersborg Schoolhouse has served multiple roles throughout its existence, but, lately, community events have been what has tied the rural area east of Battle Ground together.

The Venersborg Historic Preservation Society maintains the schoolhouse grounds, hosts community potlucks and more.

"I think the most important thing we do here is build community," society member Jacqueline Freeman said. "I think when we have our potlucks inviting all the community to come meet people that live here, that they share the roads with but have never met the people before, you know, that's really important."

The schoolhouse, located at 24309 NE 209th St. near Battle Ground, is the only commercial building other than the next-door church, Freeman added.

"So I hope the community really takes advantage of coming to events that we have here," Freeman said. "The more we get to know each other, the more friends we have."

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