President Lambert and others at the Cable School dedication.Located on Elon University’s campus, the Cable School is a restored 1850s schoolhouse that was part of the first public school system in North Carolina, known as the Common Schools. The Cable School was part of District 21 and was in operation from the 1850s – 1870s.

Acquisition, restoration, and dedication


Elon teacher candidates’ involvement

To schedule a tour of the Cable School or for more information on teaching about the Cable School in your K-12 classroom, please contact Lesley Henry, Director of Education Outreach at or at 336-278-5861