New research facility, formerly known as the Cypress Street Schoolhouse, set to open next month

Chapman University, Schmid College of Science and Technology, and The Orange Barrio Historical Society are hosting the grand opening of The Early Human and Lifespan Development Research Facility.  The new facility will be housed in the renovated and restored Cypress Street Schoolhouse.

The Schoolhouse  is the last remaining historical segregated school in Southern California.  Although the landmark reminds us of a past history of segregated education and its impact on the migrant community serviced by the school, it also reminds us of the community of parents, students, staff, and teachers who made the school a special place.

Today, the Schoolhouse is equipped to support the nationally recognized research program which focuses on women and children.  The state-of-the-art facility, which is undergoing LEED-certification, will also be the new home of the Orange Barrio Historical Society and will be a focal point for community meetings and education.

The event will feature a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony with President Doti, along with guided tours afterwards.

Event details are as follows:

March 19, 2013
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cypress Street Schoolhouse
544 North Cypress
Orange, CA  92866

Please respond by Friday, March 15 to attend: (714) 289-2061