Tucker Mountain School Opens for Season with Special Guests

Zac Rivard and his working steers

Press release
Zac Rivard of Tucker Mountain walks his working steers, Walt and Vick. They will be on site at the Open House of the Tucker Mountain Schoolhouse on June 13. Photo: Ashley Sutherland

The Andover Historical Society is happy to announce that on Sunday, June 13, the Tucker Mountain Schoolhouse will be open from 1 to 3 PM. This “re-opening” is the first since the COVID pandemic shut down all public events. 

To celebrate, we will be featuring Zac Rivard of Tucker Mountain and his working steers, Walt and Vick. Walt and Vick work together in a yoke. Zac will be driving his team to the schoolhouse, so visitors please be on the lookout for them on the road. We invite visitors to come and learn about this once very common and necessary farming practice.

Visitors will be able to tour the school building, which is still in its original condition. It was built in 1837 and closed in 1893. Samples of educational books and artifacts used during this period will be on display. A virtual tour is available and may be viewed on the Andover Historical Society’s website at AndoverHistory.org.

The school house is located two miles up Tucker Mountain Road from the Highland Lake Inn.

The AHS plans to resume our regularly scheduled Open House every month from June through October on the second Sunday from 1 to 3 PM. Please bring a mask. Free. Donations to the AHS appreciated. For more information please call 735-5586 or email DonnaBH@nulltds.net.