MAHWAH - The New Jersey Trail Conference is trying to raise money to save an historic north Jersey schoolhouse.

The Darlington Schoolhouse was built in 1890 and served as a school and community gathering place until the 1940s.

It was then used as a storage facility, and was finally abandoned in the '70s.

If it's restored, the building would serve as a headquarters for the Trail Conference.

"This was really a thriving part of this community," says Ed Goodell, of the NY/NJ Trail Conference. "It's been closed for 40 years. If we can restore it and we move into it, it will be open every day for the people to come in."

The New Jersey Trail Conference is trying to raise money to restore the Darlington Schoolhouse.

The group needs $150,000 by November to meet its $2 million goal.