Tag: country schools

Register for 2018 Country School Conference

The upcoming 2018 Country School Preservation Conference in Winterset is fast approaching – register now to reserve your seat!  September 28 and 29, 2018. Events Hope to see you there!  

Sheldon Schoolhouse Video

  Ruth Ann Van Donselar attended Baker County School Number 5 in O’Brien County. This school, like many in the state of Iowa in the 1930s and 1940s was an example of Iowa’s unique and successful system of rural township schools. Because this system is long gone, she wanted to make a video about the… Read more »

2018 Martha Hayes Award

Preservation at its Best 2018, Martha Hayes Award: Ruth Ann Van Donselar (Individual), Save Cedar Rapids Heritage (Group) This year, judges selected an individual and group for the Martha Hayes Preservationist of the Year award. Both have tenacity and both are deserving, but each earned this award using different methods.  Individual – Ruth Ann Van Donselar Ruth Ann attended… Read more »

2018 Iowa Country School Preservation Conference

A Vanishing Heritage September 28-29, 2018 Winterset, Madison County, Iowa You are invited to the 19th annual conference focused on the preservation of Iowa country schools. In Madison County there were nearly 150 rural schools. Today only a handful remain in their original locations or have been preserved. We hope you come to share your… Read more »

PI 2016 Mini-Grant Awardee Announcement

In 2014 Preservation Iowa in Coordination with the Annual Iowa Historic Country School Conference started the Mini Grant Initiative. This Grant funding was established through the attendance of the Annual Country School Conference. The purpose of this grant was to aid Preservation Efforts in the preservation of Historic one and two room school houses, grounds,… Read more »

Iowa Historic Country School Mini-Grant Applicants for 2016

This Year’s Awardees: $500 to Baker Country School Owned by the Prairie Arts Council which is located in Sheldon, Iowa and was established in 1936. $500 to Harrison #8 Country School Owned by Adair County Historical Museum and is located near Greenfield, Iowa and was established in the late 1800’s $200 to East Amsterdam Country… Read more »

Mini Grant Applications Due Nov 18

Preservation Iowa is proud to honor individuals, organizations, projects, and programs whose work demonstrates a commitment to excellence in historic preservation. In doing so, we hope to inspire others to take action to preserve, protect, and promote historic resources. We are delighted at this time to engage with interested parties in applying for the first round of the… Read more »