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


    LaPorte County Fair - 7/10-17/21

    Pioneer Land Auction - 7/17/21 at 10:00 a.m. 

    No word yet on school tours for 2021

    Pork Chop Dinner 9/11/21




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