Quinlan Schoolhouse opens its doors for an annual holiday celebration

On December 6, the community gathered to celebrate the holiday season at the Quinlan Schoolhouse with crafts, stories and artifacts from a time past but not forgotten. Above left, an antique jackjumper echoes with the exhilarated shouts of downhill glee from years ago. Above center, clove-studded oranges brought a spicy sweet smell to the building, built in approximately 1850 and situated originally on Spear St. extension near the Quinlan Bridge. Above right, generations share stories and holiday memories. Right, a warm pot of cider simmers on the elegant wood stove. Charlotte was once home to over 12 one-room schoolhouses. Photos: Alex Bunten