Pantego North Carolina Museum

46 Academy Street
Pantego, NC 27860

In the year of 1874 a group of Beaufort County men formed an Educational Association for the purpose of educating their children . At the time there were no public schools in the rural parts of the county. They began classes in the old grange building in the village of Pantego and immediately began construction of the academy to house the school. By 1877 the building was receiving it's paint and was put into use as the Pantego Male and Female Academy. The above picture is the only one so far to surface.This building is now the back "L" of the present building

School trucks were added to bring children to school. The brick PHS wasbuilt in 1925. Note the picture ! The front entry was not original to the building!And the school truck is what you see sitting out front. They had no heater, nowindows. They had a heavy canvas curtain to shut out the rain and cold. The first school truck to bring the children from Smithton was driven by Verena Marslender who was 14 years old at the time and had never driven . She is sister to Cecil O Smith who is a strong supporting member of our association
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