Middle school students at Loudoun School for the Gifted are asking for the community’s help to restore the one-room schoolhouse once called the “Ashburn Colored School.”
The students plan to restore the 14,000-square-foot, 124-year-old school building as a living museum of the history of education.
“We want to bring this important building back to life so the public can visit it, and reflect on the past but also see how far education has come since then,” the students wrote.
The schoolhouse sits along Ashburn Road, a few miles from Loudoun School for the Gifted.
The students established a 501(c)(3) organization and launched a GoFundMe page to get a jumpstart on their fundraising efforts. So far, the campaign has raised $2,431. They estimate it will cost $100,000 to completely restore the school. Read more about the project and donate at gofundme.com/ashburnoldschool.