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Ozarks group commemorates one-room schoolhouses

Monday, September 12, 2011 | 7:51 a.m. CDT; updated 3:40 p.m. CDT, Monday, September 12, 2011

SPRINGFIELD — A southwest Missouri community group is bringing together former one-room schoolhouse teachers and students to celebrate and help preserve the historic buildings.

The Ozarks Country School Association is hosting its first "Historic Schools Summit" on Sept. 16 and 17 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center. The Greene County office of MU Extension is organizing the conference.

The two-day event includes a series of lectures and discussion of historic preservation and fundraising. The annual "Lifestyle Days" at Gray-Campbell Farmstead, celebrating life in the 1850s, will also be taking place in the park. One of the group's goals is to move Liberty School to the historic Gray-Campbell Farmstead and restore it.

 


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