Posted 5 years ago
Here are some pictures of our towns 1899 Schoolhouse. It was in use as a school up till 1988. It's currently in the process of restoration. The Keystone Area Historical Society is using it as a Museum and Living Schoolhouse. Each Spring they host thousands of school children from across the state, and give them a living history lesson, of what it would be like to attend school in 1900. They sit at antique school desks, use slate chalkboards, and get period lessons from retired teachers in period garb. The girls wear period Bonnets and the boys Caps.
In the past years the Historical Society has acomplished incredible progress in saving this piece of history. They have repaired the foundation, repainted the exterior and reroofed it. Last year they restored the original woodwork in the lobby and staircases. What is incredible is this town is a community of 327 people.
Last week I had the opportunity for the first time to tour this historical gem. It is screaming with potential. I just want to thank all the people that have worked so hard to save it. If you would like more history on it just google "Keystone Schoolhouse".