One Room Schoolhouse
Geauga County Historical Society and Century Village Museum
14653 East Park Street
Burton, OH 44021
This schoolhouse, built in the 1870s, is one of several historic buildings at Century Village Museum. The Geauga County Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to ensure that the history of Geauga County is preserved for the education and appreciation of present and future generations. The fully restored Century Village Museum, located in Burton, Ohio, in the heart of Geauga County, is a gateway to the Burton Historic District, an area designated in the National Register of Historic Places whose sixty-five acres contain beautiful gardens and the best view in the county. It is an authentic representation of a Western Reserve Village from 1798 to the end of the 19th century. The Museum contains over twenty historically authentic buildings, more than 15,000 museum artifacts that include original art from the 1800’s, antique furnishings, period textiles, and research materials, and a working farm with a sugar bush for making maple syrup. Century Village Museum provides guided tours, offers educational programs, and hosts numerous festivals and special events each year including the following: Antique Power and Steam Show, Apple Butter Festival and Raccoon County Music Festival. Students can learn about life in the 1800’s through a visit to five of the historic buildings, including a one-room schoolhouse, a general store, a community church, an early cabin, and a Victorian farmhouse.