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Locust School Benefit

April 23, 2023


Join us Sunday, April 23 from 2:30 – 4:30 PM at Winneshiek Wildberry Winery to benefit this historic property! How d’oeuvres, coffee & lemonade. Cost $15. Proceeds will help fund the wall-map restoration project.

  • 2:30 PM: School Program, Recognition of country school teachers, memories of local country school teachers
  • 3 PM: Music by “Little Dale’s” memory band
  • 4 PM: Pie Auction with Auctioneer Steve Darrington
  • 4:30 PM: Locust School Museum Open for tours at 1640 Big Canoe Road

Sponsored by the Locust School Committee of Winneshiek County Historical Society and Thrivent Financial.

Locust School Museum
Located 10 miles north of Decorah, the Locust School Museum offers a glimpse into the past for education in Iowa’s country schools. Built in 1854, the Locust School was in use every year from 1854-1960, or 106 years — an Iowa record for continuous service in the same building and location! The Locust School was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
Open each year for tours from Memorial Day – Labor Day. No appointment necessary — Open 1-3 PM both Saturday (9/3) and Sunday (9/4).
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