NASA, Brevard County Partner to Preserve Historic Schoolhouse
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
NASA Kennedy Space Center and Brevard County of Florida are set to take a major step in preserving the Clifton School, a 116-year-old schoolhouse used by the children of early black homesteaders in North Brevard. On Saturday, April 22 at 8:30 a.m., KSC Director Jim Kennedy and Chairwoman of the Brevard County Board of Commissioners Helen Voltz are scheduled to meet at the school's site to signify its transfer of ownership from NASA to Brevard County.
The school, built in 1890, was discovered in 2003 in a remote wooded area north of Kennedy Space Center. Under a Space Act Agreement, NASA and Brevard County formed a partnership to have the remnants of the school removed from its current location for reconstruction. Upon completion, the restored school will become part of the Heritage Park Complex at the Chain of Lakes Project in Titusville, Fla.
Media interested in attending the event should contact Tracy Young at (321) 867-2468 by close of business Thursday, April 20.
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