ERIC Number: ED339577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-14
Reference Count: N/A
Restoration of One-Room School Facilities in Oklahoma.
McKinley, Kenneth H.
Within the last 4 years, four one-room school houses have been restored for use as educational museum facilities. These include the Pleasant Valley School in Stillwater, Oklahoma; the Rose Hill School at Perry, Oklahoma; the old school located on the grounds of the Harn Homestead Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and the Old Roll School, located in the City Park in Cheyenne, Oklahoma. In almost all cases, the one-room school facilities were restored because an interested group of citizens became concerned with the possible loss or destruction of the aging schools. Financing for restoration varied among sites. Two sites were financed through private donations of money, materials, and time. The Rose Hill School project was supported through state and federal supplements. The restored schools are used for educational, community, civic, and other service groups. The Pleasant Valley School and the Old Roll School are owned by the cities in which they are located, and are governed by local councils or committees. The Rose Hill School is owned and operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society. The Pleasant Valley School is used by fourth grade classes from within an approximate 50-mile radius of Stillwater to participate in an all-day living history curriculum. The School has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and has received numerous awards. These schools not only provide unforgettable history lessons, they also provide their communities with a source of pride and tourism. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Oklahoma; Restoration
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Rural Education Association (83rd, Jackson, MS, October 10-14, 1991).