Liberty School

Preserving Missouri’s One-Room Schools

Nov 19, 2014
Springfield-Greene County Park Board

A new directory highlights the “who’s who” of Missouri’s historic and one-room schools. KSMU’s Simone Cook tells us more about the publication, which includes details on roughly 50 schools.

“The Missouri Directory of Historic and One-Room Schools” was published in October by David Burton and Jennifer Kerivan. Burton, of the MU Extension and creator of the Missouri Historic Schools Alliance, says the directory helps tell part of the history of education in Missouri.

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An event next week will generate funds for the preservation of part of the Springfield area’s past.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.

The Step Back in Time Vintage Fashion Show will raise money to continue work on Liberty School, which was moved from near Fellows Lake to the Gray-Campbell Farmstead at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park.  The one room school is the newest addition to the park’s Gray-Campbell Farmstead.  Norma Tolbert is chair of the Saving Liberty Project.