When: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 10 am
Where: 13281 Newtown Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959
The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission and the Grass Valley School
District are pleased to invite the public to attend the dedication ceremony of a plaque
commemorating the Kentucky Flat School as a historical landmark. The ceremony will
be held on May 23, 2023, at 10 am. The school is located at 13281 Newtown Rd.
The Kentucky Flat School was originally located near the Kentucky Flat mining camp
below Kentucky Ridge. It became too small for that community and was moved to its
current Newtown site in 1855. In 1877, Mr. Hubertus Schardin deeded to the Kentucky
Flat School District the property the School now sits on. The original building was
destroyed by fire in 1895, but was quickly rebuilt. The School continued to operate for
108 years. In 1963, it closed after serving generations of Nevada County school
children. The School was annexed to the Grass Valley School District in July, 1964, and
leased to the Kentucky Flat Community Center. Today, it continues to serve young
children as the Kentucky Flat Community Pre School.
The landmark is featured on the Commission’s interactive landmarks map and in the
electronic edition of Exploring Nevada County, a guide to the over 200 historical
landmarks in the County, available for any smartphone or tablet from Apple or Amazon.
Go to You Bet Press (youbetpress.com) to find clickable links. A print version of the
guide is available at local bookstores.
The purpose of the Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is to promote the
general welfare of Nevada County and its citizens through official recognition, recording,
marking, preserving and promoting the historical resources of Nevada County. For
more information, please call 530-263-4963.
When: Wednesday May 17th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Nevada Theater, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA
Filmmakers Min Zhou and Joe Flannery present two documentaries on the history of Chinese railroad workers in the greater Nevada County area. FREE and open to the public.
Every event organizer aspires that their event is attended to capacity. The co-event chairs Ian Bolt and Dan Ketcham were pleased with the nearly full house level of attendance at the Nevada Theatre. The attendee count was 230 persons!
Some post-event comments and pictures of the event following: