One Room Country School

tob_51Early in 2005, it was learned that the Mast School, a “one room country school”, located in Sebewaing might be available.  It was donated and the committee immediately went to work to raise funds to have it moved onto the site.  A $10,000 challenge grant was offered and with donations from numerous sources, including educators, the grant was matched.  It was moved to the Octagon Barn site in July 2005 and with donations of one-room schoolhouse memorabilia it was completely furnished.  In fact, so much has been given, that it was necessary in 2008 to add another building to house this material.  A 12ft. x 20 ft. temporary structure sits beside the Schoolhouse as a One Room Country School Museum of the Thumb and to date close to $25,000 has been raised to put up a permanent building for this purpose.

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