Colts Neck Historical Preservation Committee Presents a Country Christmas at the Montrose School

Dec 10, 2017

Historic Montrose School, at the corner of Montrose Road and Cedar Drive in Colts Neck, will open for a traditional Christmas celebration this month.

Seasonal refreshments and more will fill the historic Montrose one-room schoolhouse from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 10. The Colts Neck Historical Preservation Committee is sponsoring this free traditional holiday fest at the school, at the corner of Montrose Road and Cedar Drive.

Santa Claus will take time out from his busy schedule to pose for free photos and the Christmas tree inside the school will be festooned with decorations appropriate to the period. In addition to its popular maps depicting Colts Neck historic sites (suitable for framing, at $15 each), the committee will be selling its line of commemorative glassware featuring Montrose School and Bucks Mill, created exclusively for the Colts Neck Historical Preservation Committee by Folio Art Glass of Colts Neck.

“Our Christmas open house last year was so popular, many have asked us to repeat it,” said Committee Chairperson Lillian Burry, Monmouth County Freeholder Director and former Colts Neck mayor. “Everyone on the Colts Neck Historical Preservation Committee enjoys preparing and opening the Montrose School for special events that highlight our township’s unique role in 19th-century America. We invite everyone to share in the warmth and historic significance of the Montrose School during this community celebration.” Mrs. Burry negotiated the purchase of the school, the only publicly-owned one-room schoolhouse in Colts Neck. This was accomplished at the cost of $1 from the township’s former Historical Society over a decade ago. The committee raises funds to continue to upgrade and maintain the school.