Missouri Historic Schools Alliance
Formerly the Ozarks Country School Association, the Missouri Historic Schools Alliance has a mission to research, restore and maintain one-room schools in Missouri. Participants in this MU Exension program work with individuals interested in preserving the state's one-room schools as a means of community and economic development. The Missouri Historic Schools Alliance works with local groups and building owners to establish non-profit organizations to preserve these schools create active rural community hubs once again. New membership forms to be published soon but until then, use the OCSA form. Join the Missouri Historic Schools Alliance (PDF). Keep watching for updates, new information and new efforts statewide on behalf of the Missouri Historic School Alliance. If you are interested in partnering with MHSA please contact David Burton. There is a need for corporate and private sponsors as well as organizations that will partner and co-host events around the state.
Books Available for Purchase
These books are available from David Burton, coordinator of the Missouri Historic Schools Alliance, a program of Greene County Extension.
"A History of the Rural Schools in Greene County, Mo." is available for purchase online and this page includes a book description. Also available here on Amazon.
A new book, "Driving Tour of One-Room Schools in the Ozarks" is also available for purchase online. This book is also available here on Amazon.
Liberty School Project
MU Extension is working with the Gray Campbell Farmstead to move Liberty School to Nathanael Greene Park. Liberty School served the community from the mid-1800s until consolidation with Fair Grove in 1951. Informational brochure (PDF). | Overview video about school
Organizations may request a presentation on the history of rural schools. Presentations range from a half-hour to a half-day. The cost is $55 per hour plus travel expenses. Contact David Burton, email@example.com, for more information or to schedule.
Back Issues of Newsletter
The Historic School Quarterly is the newsletter of the Ozarks Country School Association. Back issues of the publication are available for purchase by the general public at a cost of $7 per issue plus shipping. Back Issue Order Form (PDF)
Creating an Oral History Project
The Greene County Extension class entitled "Creating an Oral History Project" was very popular. Materials used in that class are available for purchase. Order Online (PDF download).
A History of Me
Our popular booklet that asks the questions you need to answer to create a special heirloom gift focused on your life history or the life story of a loved one. Order "A History of Me" (PDF)
Renovate or Replace?
Have a one-room school and wondering what to do with it? This packet is designed to answer that and other questions related to historic schools and also contains information about grants and financial resources. Renovate or Replace Order Online (PDF)
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