The school house is also available as an interesting historic venue for meetings and personal events. For more information, click below
The history, story and photos of the restoration of the District #1 Schoolhouse.
Students from around Dane and Iowa Counties have a chance to experience school and home life as it was in 1893
While visiting our Historic Downtown learn about its history by taking this walking tour
Several properties in Mount Horeb are on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Mount Horeb Landmarks Foundation, Inc. is an all volunteer 501(C)(3)organization which has been instrumental in the ongoing restoration of the District #1 Schoolhouse at 110 N. 2nd Street, Mount Horeb, WI. The building is the oldest school building in the village and has been designated by the village board as a local historic landmark.
The District #1 Schoolhouse:
Provides an interesting place for community gatherings, concerts, workshops, meetings, exhibits, festivals and classes
Provides a warm and inviting place for people to host their own events, i.e. weddings, social gatherings, reunions, and local club events or meetings
Is a venue for field trips for students to experience a day in the 1889 District #1 classroom, with text books and lesson plans from the turn of the century
Invokes interest in the Mount Horeb community and its history and architecture
Fosters civic pride and protects the community’s heritage
Helps make downtown distinctive and original, making it a welcoming place for tourists and residents
Mount Horeb Landmarks Foundation, Inc. was formed in 2002 in response to the pending demolition of the District #1 School building.
The District #1 Schoolhouse in 1889, right, and as it is today at the top.
The Mount Horeb Landmarks Foundation, Inc., established in April 2002, was organized to identify and advance awareness of buildings, structures and landmarks of historical significance in the Mount Horeb area and to support the development, restoration, conservation, protection and preservation of those buildings, structures and landmarks for the benefit of the general public.
The bylaws of the Landmarks corporation call for the organization to be overseen by a board of directors with three-year terms. The present board members are:
Cathy Jones, President
Jackie Sale, Vice President
Cathy Scott, Treasurer
Jude Temby, Recording Secretary
Betty Drape, Corresponding Secretary