The Teachers Cabin gives you a glimpse into the life of the teachers some of them were lucky enough to have a cabin like this one that was moved from the school in the Dogville area south of Ladysmith.
The teacher’s cabin was built in 1915. It was home to teachers who taught in the Wilson State Grade School 2nd Class in the Town of Willard. It was last used in 1937.
The cabin was donated to the “Dogville” community by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ralston. They, in turn, gave it to the Rusk County Historical Society. The cabin was moved to its current location at the Rusk County Historical Society Museum grounds on August 24, 1989.
The Teacher’s Cabin houses many early 1900’s furnishings that one would expect to find in an early home including a pump organ, sewing machine, loom, and a hand operated washing machine.
Stop in to see what life was like for early rural teachers.