Edmond’s 1889 Territorial Schoolhouse Offers Tours During LibertyFest

3 Jul

During this year’s LibertyFest Fourth of July celebrations in Edmond, historical tours of the oldest one-room schoolhouse in Oklahoma, the 1889 Territorial Schoolhouse, will be open to the public all day Wednesday.

Located at 124 E. Second Street, the 1889 Territorial Schoolhouse was built by the Ladies School Aid Society, headed by Jennie Forster, in the summer of 1889.  It was designed to provide a proper school for the children in the area, and its first class began with 19 students in September 1889, which grew to 37 children by the end of the school year.

The schoolhouse underwent restoration in 2003 and reopened to the public in April 2007.  Now, the schoolhouse is open the first two Saturdays of each month by appointment and hosts the Edmond Historical Society & Museum Educational Programs classes.

On the Fourth of July, volunteers will be leading tours and offering souvenir water bottles and history booklets of the schoolhouse.  The schoolhouse will also provide cool shade and picnic tables, where families can sit and relax while watching the festival parade.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent
405.330.00

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