Cornell School, Johnstown, OH

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Cornell School is a classic example of how public education functioned in Rural America in the late 19th and early 20th century. This one-room schoolhouse was built in 1880 and served students until 1923.  The structure was donated to the Friends of Cornell School by Tom and Gloria Miller of Alexandria, OH. It was moved from their property to its present location at Johnstown, OH, on S. Main St. in May of 1991. Cornell School has been operating as a living history program for area schools since 1996.  Schoolmarms recreate an actual school day at a one-room schoolhouse. The students are encouraged to dress in period costume, bring lunch pails, learn lessons the old way, and always show the proper respect to the schoolmarm or schoolmaster.

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