The Spencer-Penn School served the small rural community of Spencer for seventy-seven years, not only as an educational institution, but also as the center of civic and social life. Today, in its new incarnation as the Spencer-Penn Centre, the renovated school stands as a testament to the remarkable volunteer spirit of the citizens of Spencer while serving once again as a vital community resource. Recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, it houses a library and a computer lab, hosts classes ranging from art to yoga, and provides space for banquets, conferences, receptions and concerts. Click here for information on renting Centre facilities for your next event.

The Photography Club's November Photo of the Month, "Geese," by Mike Hawkins.


The mission of the Spencer-Penn School Preservation Organization is to provide an educational and special events center for Spencer and surrounding communities by preserving the structure, facilities, artifacts and history of the Spencer-Penn School. We envision a facility that provides programs to inform people about a variety of subjects, allows them to experience a variety of performing arts, and provides entertainment and healthy activities for their families. This facility also provides a place where they can celebrate special events in their lives.

This facility is operated in a nondiscriminatory manner with regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, age or handicap. Complaints of discrimination may be sent to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.

Centre News

Memorial Brick Campaign Begins! Please help the Spencer-Penn Centre renovate the lower-level main entrance by donating a paving brick engraved in honor or memory of a family or community member, or a former student, or in recognition of your contribution to the success of the Centre. For a donation of $100, the Centre will lay a single brick in the entrance walkway that can accommodate 3 lines of text of 18 characters per line. A double-sized brick accommodating up to 6 lines of 18 character swill be laid for a donation of $200. Our goal is 150 bricks, with donations going to help us improve handicap accessibility and repair a water drainage problem at the Alumni Hall entrance. An application for brick donation can be downloaded here. As always, your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Pig Cookin' Contest. The Centre's third annual Pig Cookin' Contest was a huge success! You can read about it in this Martinsville Bulletin article. And you can find photos of well-fed attendees here.

The winner of the 2014 SPC Pig Cookin' Contest, Ernest Tisdale, of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. (Martinsville Bulletin photo by Harrison Hamlet)

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