The public is invited to an Open House at the historic
schoolhouse now known as the EPI Center in East Oreland, Upper Dublin, on Sunday,
February 24, from 1 to 3 and Monday, February 25, from 12 to 2. The event is being sponsored by a group of
neighbors who are working to partner with Upper Dublin township to restore the
building which has been located at 100 Wischman at the intersection of Twining for
over 100 years.
The Open House is free and will feature a presentation at
1:30 on Sunday by Robin Costa, a member of the Fort Washington Historical Society,
who has researched East Oreland's history and has some fascinating facts and
historic photographs to share with all.
Refreshments will be available.
Visitors can tour the schoolhouse, parts of which date to
1909, and learn about the works of the local group who want to preserve the two
oldest parts of the building for future generations. "We have been working tirelessly for
several months to find ways through grants and fund raising events to help
support our efforts to convince the Upper Dublin Township Board of Commissioners
not to demolish this building," said Michelle Brennan, president of the
Friends of East Oreland Schoolhouse, the group spearheading restoration
The group looks forward to the Open House raising awareness
of the EPI Center's role in the township through past and current programs,
including many by the Upper Dublin Parks and Recreation Department. In addition the group wants to make the EPI
Center attractive for long-term leasing and ad hoc rentals, both for the benefit
of not only township residents but also for businesses who want to expand or
relocate to Upper Dublin in a building with so much history.
Call 215-913-6512 for