Butler #2 Schoolhouse - Walnut Grove Pioneer Village - Long Grove, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 41° 43.633 W 090° 31.911
15T E 705284 N 4622434
Quick Description: This Walnut Grove schoolhouse was original to the site on which it stands.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 7/12/2016 6:59:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMRN9B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Long Description:
This Walnut Grove schoolhouse was original to the site on which it stands. Originally known as Butler #2 School, this white frame building was built in the 1870’s. Prior to that, children attended school in a log cabin. Classes were held here until 1968 when the Conservation Board purchased the building. It is now used as a museum to show today’s youth what education was like in bygone years and to take older folks on a trip down Memory Lane. Five of the desks on display are original to the school while the rest were donated.
Original or Re-creation?: Original

Year the school first opened.: 9/1/1870

Year the school closed.: 6/1/1968

Is the schoolhouse still open as a school?: no

Address:
18817 290th Street
Long Grove, IA USA
52756


Web Address (if available): [Web Link]

Does the school offer 19th century classroom reenactments or day camps?: yes

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