District #1 Schoolhouse

Welcome

Not Only a School

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 The school house is also available as an interesting historic venue for meetings and personal events.  For more information, click below

How to Reserve

Folk School Classes & Events

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Plan to attend one or several of the District #1 Folk School Classes this year. 

From Nowegian art crafts to bats or beverages, you will find something of interest.  Also join us at our Social and Pie Auction on Thursday, August 15

Classes and events

District #1 School Restoration

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The history, story and photos of the restoration of the District #1 Schoolhouse.

 

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School Days Program

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Students from around Dane and Iowa Counties have a chance to experience school and home life as it was in 1889

 

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Downtown Walking Tour

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While visiting our Historic Downtown learn about its history by taking this walking tour

Walking Tour Brochure

Properties on National Register of Historic Places

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Several properties in Mount Horeb are on the National Register of Historic Places.

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District #1 Schoolhouse

The oldest school building in the village

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. 

 

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OUR MISSION

   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. 

About Us

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: 

Jim Davies

Ruth Dobson

Betty Drape

Janelle Holmstrom

Chuck Misky

Jody Morey

Gail Morton

Kurt Nowka

Jackie Sale

Jude Temby

Marly VanCamp


Officers: 

Jackie Sale, President

Ruth Dobson, Vice President

Sandy Breunig, Treasurer

Jude Temby, Recording Secretary

Betty Drape, Corresponding Secretary



Contact Us

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Mount Horeb Landmarks Foundation, Inc

Mailing address: 138 E Main Street, Mount Horeb, WI 53572, US

(608) 576-5837