Little Red Schoolhouse & Teacher’s Cabin

Little Red Schoolhouse

The Little Red School House conjures up the world of Little House on the Prairie. It was built about 1900 and was originally located north of Glen Flora, operating until 1919, when the much larger school building was built inside the Glen Flora city limits.
“Little Red” as she is affectionately known, was brought to the Museum in 1974 and after the restoration was open to the public in 1976 Coming in through her doors, you enter the world of your grandparents and great grandparents. The local schools tell us that this is one of the most popular field trips for their grade-schoolers.
Imagine entering a schoolhouse where the desks are wooden, the floor is wooden, the flag has fewer stars and the chalkboard is black. and just like Laura Ingalls you have a slate and chalk on your desk. The pump organ sits next to the wood stove that heated the schoolhouse and in front of the room is the teacher that taught every grade in that one-room at the same time. The first graders could listen to the lessons for the 6th graders if they wanted to. Little Red Schoolhouse is a trip back in time.

Teacher's Cabin

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.
Teacher's Cabin