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When we began work on our site, there were times when it seemed every one room schoolhouse ever built in this country was still around and either restored or converted to other uses.  While this certainly isn't true, in most parts of the country there are examples fairly close by.  
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Illinois
Aledo
Essley-Noble Museum and Mercer County Historical Society
1406 SE 2nd Avenue
Aledo IL
Phone
Web Site
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilmercer/mchsmuseum.htm
Description 3 structures - museum, agricultural tool building, and schoolhouse
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Schoolhouse
Collection N-Z Tools
Owner/Operator:  Mercer County Historical Society

Antioch
Lakes Region Historical Museum
817 North Main
PO Box 240
Antioch IL 60003 
Phone
847 395-7337
Web Site www.lake-online.com/lrhm
E-mail lrhm@lake-online.com
Description home, farm, and business life in 1892 school
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Schoolhouse

Elgin
Elgin Public Museum
360 Park Street
Elgin IL 60120
Phone 847 742-4248
Web Site http://www.elginhistory.org/
E-mail mailto:elginhistory@foxvalley.net
Description Elgin Watch Factory, Native American Collection, Elgin Road Race, located in former Old Main building of Elgin Academy
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Schoolhouse
Collection A-F Clocks
Group Identity Native American
New or Updated: 05/31/2003

Illinois
Freeport
Freeport Arts Center
121 North Harlem Avenue
Freeport IL 61032
Phone 815 235-9755
Web Site ******
E-mail mailto:arts@mwci.net
Alt Web http://www.tfaoi.com/newsm1/n1m310.htm
Description six galleries, regional art, mosaics, Oceanic, Oriental, and Islamic collections
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Arts
Building Type Schoolhouse
Collection G-M Mosaic
Group Identity Native American
New or Updated: 06/08/2003
 

  Kankakee

  Kankakee County Historical Society Museum

  801 South 8th Avenue

  Kankakee  IL   60901    

  Phone  815 932-5279

  Web Site  http://www.kankakeecountymuseum.com/

  Description  local history in three buildings - museum, school, boyhood home of

                    Gov. Len Small, George Gray Barnard sculpture

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Building Collection

  Building Type  Schoolhouse

  Collection N-Z   Sculpture

  New or Updated:  7/20/2007

  Mulkeytown
 
Mulkeytown Grade School
 
3120 Schoolhouse Road
 
Mulkeytown  IL
 
Phone  618 724-2445
 
Web Site  http://www.rendlake.com/pages/local/historical.htm-franklin
 
Description  artifacts and genealogy of local communities
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  School House
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Genealogy
 
Owner/Operator:  West Franklin Historical District & Genealogical Society
 
New or Updated:  08/17/2003

Illinois
Nauvoo
Pendleton Log Cabin
PO Box 215
Nauvoo IL 62354
Phone
217 453-6478
Web Site http://www.outfitters.com/allyn/pendle.html
Alt Web http://www.lds.org/placestovisit/location/0,10634,1854-1-1-1,00.html
Description log home doubled as school
Type of Resource House Museum
Building Type Schoolhouse
Group Identity Latter Day Saints
Era 1844
 

  Oswego

  Little White School Museum

  Jackson & Polk

  Oswego  IL  60543    

  Phone   630 554-2999

  Web Site  http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilkendal/HistoricalSocieties/LittleWhiteSchMus.html

  E-mail  lwsmuseum@yahoo.com

  Description

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local history

  Building Type   Schoolhouse

  Era  1854

  New or Updated: 10/31/2004

  Illinois
 
West Frankfort
 
Frankfort Area Historical Museum
  2000 E St Louis Street
 
West Frankfort  IL  62896    
 
Phone  618 932-6159
 
Web Site  http://www.rendlake.com/pages/local/historical.htm-franklin
 
Description  early Franklin County history with a mural portraying 1802-1976, in former                         school
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Schoolhouse
 
Collection N-Z  Quilts
 
New or Updated:  08/11/2003

 

 

 

 

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