Strasburg Heritage Association

Strasburg, Virginia

Strasburg School (1928)
Strasburg Mennonite Church & School
239 High Street

We are so happy to be returning to the Strasburg Mennonite Church and School this year where refreshments will be served in addition to a tour of the building. Having served as a Strasburg public school from 1928 to 1992, this Italianate style building was derelict and deteriorating until 2004 when it was purchased by the Strasburg Mennonite Church. A complete renovation and historic restoration by church members began immediately and in 2006 the doors opened for services and other church related activities. Today the building not only houses the church, but also a school for 23 Mennonite students in grades 1 thru 12 from the surrounding areas from New Market to Frederick and Warren counties. Under the auspices of the Southeastern Mennonite Conference which oversees 6 schools and 17 churches, all members work together to provide Medical Mutual Aid and school financial resources to cover teacher salaries and other needs. Activities sponsored by the church include visiting speakers, topical speakers from among youth members, Bible study, prayer meetings, and singing concerts at area nursing homes. In addition to Sunday services, there are two evening services a month, a bi-yearly community supper, and Christmas caroling of the High Street neighborhood. Strasburg Mennonite Church and School is also happy to give tours and loves hearing stories from those who attended the former public school. The beautifully renovated gymnasium is used for school recess as well as being rented to various organizations such as Upwards Basketball, the Kiwanis Club and local recreational practice as well as for birthday parties and other celebrations in the gym or cafeteria. Rental information can be found at Women of the church also come together at the school to make lap blankets and walker bags for nursing homes, swaddling blankets, comfort and blanket kits.