The Schoolhouse

Our third “craft barn” is currently set up as a one room schoolhouse. The one-room schoolhouse offers a solid 19th-century education, featuring  McGuffey’s Readers and desks with attached chairs and inkwells. The large chalk board is often covered with notes from our visitors. Look on the walls and you’ll find examples of local children’s penmanship.  Practice your own cursive on the chalk board.  When you have had enough of learning your letters, head outside for recess and take with you one of the several games we have provided that were popular back in the day.

Prior to its current use, this barn was where the art of weaving was showcased, which is still visible in the spinning tools over by the school mistress’s desk. We have been mulling around some ideas regarding this building, so perhaps it may change again.