Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore “Milan Township One-Room Schoolhouse”
During the September 6 Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore prgram, Dr. Patrick Roberts will explore the history connected to the Blackwell History of Education Museum’s Milan Township One-Room Schoolhouse.
The Milan Township District #83 Schoolhouse served as a center for learning from the turn of the century until 1942. In 1942, it was closed and left to deteriorate. However, the schoolhouse was given a new lease on life when it was donated to the Blackwell History of Education Museum in 1996 and then rebuilt on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.
The Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore program takes place on the first Thursday of every month at noon and is hosted by the DeKalb County History Center & the Ellwood House Museum. This month, we will meet at the Milan Township Schoolhouse on the NIU campus on Annie Glidden Road. The program is free and open to the public; donations are welcome. Coffee and cookies are provided. For more information, call 815-895-5762, visit dekalbcountyhistory.org, or like us on Facebook.