Landmark School for Girls

Anna Burwell



From 1837 to 1857, "Mr. and Mrs. Burwell's School for Young Ladies" educated more than  200 girls in the home of the Rev. Robert Burwell and his wife Anna.  The school's rigorous curriculum embraced "all the branches of a good English education."

Learn about the Burwell School

Help paint the School!



 This beautiful lady needs some TLC-
an exterior restoration, including
repairs and a completely
new coat of paint.  It's a big job and
we want to accomplish it in 2017 in time for 
the bicentennial year of the
site's most famous resident,
Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly, born in 1818.

We've establshed a GoFundMe portal
and welcome your tax deductible
contribution. Thank you.

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Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly



As a young woman, she was an enslaved servant in the Burwell household, but later bought her freedom and became a successful dressmaker, an activist and author -- and a witness to history.

 Two new books available!