One Room School House

    The school depicts how schools would have been in the early 1800’s.  Desks and benches seat 4 students each with 3 rows on each side of the room. A pot bellied stove sits in the middle of the room for heating, and for cooking lunch. A large teacher’s desk, which is tall for the teacher to stand behind, is at the front of the room next to the slate blackboard for lessons. Horn books were used for reference and slate boards for exercises by the students. An original school bell on the roof lets the community know when school is in session and is also rung in emergencies. The school was also used for town meetings and served as the church if there wasn’t one in town.

    Upcoming Events

    2019 Annual Pork Chop Dinner
    Saturday, April 27th - 5-7 P.M.
    Fairgrounds Community Building

    2019 School Tours May 13-17 & 20-24

    Contact Starla Marks 219-363-8609

    2019 LaPorte County Fair
    July 7 - 13 
    Pioneer Land will be open every day at Noon

    Pioneer Land Christmas Open House

    December 7th & 8th  3:00-8:00 P.M.


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    Contact Us

    Dick Reel (219) 575-7758

    Carl Schultz (219) 380-5678

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