1888 Bohemian Schoolhouse - Caledonia, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 47.931 W 087° 50.139
16T E 431665 N 4738816
Quick Description: In 1850, Czech immigrants from Bohemia and Moravia, established a rural settlement between Five Mile and Seven Mile roads in Caledonia Township. They built this schoolhouse in 1888 to instruct their children in Czech language and history.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 1/1/2009 12:54:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM5FM7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 6

Long Description:

The marker reads:

"1888
BOHEMIAN
SCHOOLHOUSE
In 1850, Czech immigrants from Bohemia and Moravia, now regions in the Czech Republic, established a rural settlement between Five Mile and Seven Mile roads in Caledonia Township. This early settlement known as "Ceska Betlemska" or Bohemian Bethlehem, later called Tabor, was a model for other Wisconsin Czech farming communities. Dedicated to preserving their cultural heritage, Tabor's immigrant families built this schoolhouse in 1888 to instruct their children in Czech language and history. Classes were held on the weekends until 1916 when the building became a community center. In 1974, the schoolhouse was acquired by the Racine County Historical Society.
ERECTED 1998"
Address:
5 Mile Rd and Hwy 31
Caledonia, WI USA
53402


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