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Kathleen Laidlaw Historical Center “The Little Red Schoolhouse”

Kathleen Laidlaw Historical Center "The Little Red Schoolhouse"

As the headquarters of the Scituate Historical Society, the Kathleen Laidlaw Historical Center provides the heartbeat of the organization. Two meeting rooms are available for local organizations needing meeting space. All inquiries to the Scituate Historical Society pass through this facility.

Opened in 1893, the building served as the Town’s high school until the central section of what is now the Gates Intermediate School was completed in 1917. Originally located on the site of the Gates School on First Parish Road, it was moved to its present location of 43 Cudworth Road in 1919.

NOTE: Closed for Winter Break from December 24, 2023 through February 5, 2024. Re-opening on February 6, 2024.
Hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm and most Saturdays from 10am-1pm.


43 Cudworth Road, Scituate, MA 02066