Saturday, July 28, 2012

Exhibitor Profile: Old Sacramento Schoolhouse

Please welcome the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum as an exhibitor at Family History Day at the California State Archives.

The Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum is a learning center that allows students of all ages to explore California's early days of education. Located in the Capital City's historic Old Sacramento area, the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum is a living replica of traditional one-room schoolhouses found throughout America in the late 1800s.

Costumed schoolmarms and school masters are available to tell about school life in 19th century California, and sometimes even lead visitors in a lesson. The one-room replica schoolhouse, established in 1977 by community volunteers, features a pot-bellied stove, vintage student desks and other furnishings typical of the period. The design and contents closely match those of the one-room Canon School, built in 1884 to serve students in the Northern California community of Brooks in the Capay Valley, located in Yolo County.

We look forward to talking to you at Family History Day. Learn about the information on the schools that were in Sacramento county and surrounding areas as well as some notes we have on teachers and class photos. Once in a while someone contacts the Old Schoolhouse for information on a family member who either taught or attended one of these schools, and we have been able to provide some missing pieces to their family puzzle. We can help with your research also!

The Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum is open most weekdays and weekends to the general public, and weekdays by appointment for school field trips.

Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum
1200 Front Street (at L Street)
Sacramento, California
(916) 483-8818

Let us know you're coming! Pre-register and reserve a Class Syllabus by sending an email to

posted by Denise H. Richmond

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