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OWLS - Iowa's One Room Schoolhouses

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Looking for an excuse to get out of the house, make some new friends, enjoy a good meal and learn about the exciting world of nature? Then join us! These programs are held the first Tuesday of each month. The nature program will start at 11:00 a.m. at the Jester Park Lodge. An optional luncheon follows the program at noon in which pre-registration is required. The cost of the catered lunch is $9.00. Lunch registration is due the Friday before the program. To register for lunch, click here.

Over twelve thousand one room schoolhouses once dotted Iowa’s landscapes. Learn how they came into existence, who taught and attended classes there, how the schoolhouses faded into Iowa’s history, and the affect they had on communities throughout their lifetime. Larry Wilson will share Iowa’s One Room Schoolhouses, IPTV documentary as well as a few facts about country schools. Did you or a family member attend a one-room school in Iowa? Please bring pictures and your stories to share. 

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Administration Office
11407 NW Jester Park Drive
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 323-5300
F: (515) 323-5354

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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