The Little School Museum 2011
The Little School Museum re-opened after being closed for ten years, on June 17, 2011, in co-ordination with Chatsworth Heritage Days. The following pictures are what you can see at the Little School, plus so much more.
Sign made by Mary Lou Teal and daughter Diane.
The Little School Museum Sign
This little group were the first visitors on Re-opening Day
June 17, 2011
Looking toward the black board. It's hard to imagine having sat in the very small seats.
The teachers desk.
Desk at another angle.
Organ of Mrs. James Cording
Collectables from days of yore.
Collectables for our past.
More collectables from our past.
Lots of school memorabelia.
Pics of the school.
Old books, spinning wheel and wagon.
Dinner pails and girls bonnets in the cloak room.
Cow bell and water yoke and boys hats in the cloak room.
Mrs. Stoutemyer's taxidermey projects.
The old pot-bellied stove.
Room decorated for the 4th of July
Desk decorated for the 4th of July
Relic from Baylor Bros. Store
Rules for Teachers 1872
The Trophy Case
Dedication of the Little Schoolhouse Museum
Dedication ceremony 1976
Dedication Ceremony 1976
Dedication of the Little School Museum
June 6, 1976
Replica of the Beet School (Little School Museum) built by 2 Fairbury-Cropsey students in 1976 (Year the museum was dedicated).
Plaindealer photo 1976
Little School House Museum-with it's new paint job.-2009- From the Bugle
Honoring Our War Heroes
Two new additions: Centenial dress from 1967 and Chatsworth Bluebirds School Jacket.
3 new additions: Article on museum, 1913 Chatsworth Plaindealer Magazine, Final Copy of the Chatsworth Plaindealer, 1991.
Descendants of the Oliver/Kurtenbach family visit the Little School Museum.
Back: Tom Lee Kurtenbach, Kimberly Ann (Libka) Kurtenbach, William (Bill) Kurtenbach
Front: Jonathan Miles Kurtenbach, Gregory Thomas Kurtenbach.
June 27, 2012
The "Reading is so Delicious" Summer Reading Club from the Chatsworth Township Library visit the Little School Museum.
Retired Teachers Association of Livingston County
visit the Little School Museum
August 21, 2012
This little squirrel was visiting the Little School Museum. You can't quite see it, but he is chewing on a walnut still in its green pod. He actucally came up the steps with it. Guess he was wanting to bring it inside, since the door was wide open. Had to scare him away from the porch and he dropped the walnut. He was quite angry and climbed this tree to watch what I was doing and see what I did with his walnut. So I had to see that he got it back. Took a little while and a little talking to him, but he finally found it!!
August 21, 2012
Saunemin Women's Club visit the Little School Museum
June 3, 2013
Aug. 13, 2013
A very nice lady, Judith Joy, writer and feature editor for the Centralia Morning Sentinel visited the Little School Museum.