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Historic School Experience

Living History is an important part of our programming at Isanti County Historical Society. History and imagination come together at our summer Historic Old Time Schools. Students will travel back in time and have the opportunity to appreciate traditions from attending a One Room School House in rural Isanti County.

 
 
 
 
 
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    Letter to Parents from West Riverside School

    Students who are in grades 1-8 and over the age of six find out what it was like to attend a rural school in 1900, and we ask them to wear old-fashioned clothes, bring two sharpened lead pencils, an old-fashioned lunch in a basket, or pail, and their own hand towel.  Students may bring old books, toys, wooden articles, etc. to show at school. More information on the 2024 class can be found in the letter linked above.

    Family and friends are welcome to visit the school any day during school hours. There will be a program by the students on Friday.

    Summer 2024 Dates РWest Riverside  Registration Opens MONDAY, April 15th. DISREGARD ANY EMAIL STATING OTHERWISE

    To Register:

    Click on the above registration form link, fill it out, and submit it.

    To complete payment, click on the corresponding date below to be taken to the calendar entry. There you will find the ability to purchase admissions until the classes are filled.

    Session 1June 3rd – 7th

    Session 2June 10th – 14th

    Session 3June 17th – 21st

    Session 4June 24th – 28th

    Questions? Call Kay Rodrigue at 763 280-1245 or email: westriversideschool@gmail.com

    Note to Parents:

    All kids are welcome. If your child has a disability and/or is paired with a one-on-one attendant in public schools, please let us know so that we can accommodate your child’s needs.

    Location

    The West Riverside School is located west of Cambridge and is one mile north of Hwy. 95 on Co. Rd. 14, so turn north at the stoplight after the bridge.

    Letter to Parents from Spencer Brook School

    Students will learn songs, play games, and experience stories and crafts from the year 1900. Classes are held in the recently restored Spencer Brook District #1 one-room schoolhouse. More information on the 2023 class can be found in the letter linked above.

    Registration is open to ages 6-13 (must have completed 1st Grade). Limited to 28 students only. REGISTRATION OPENS ON APRIL 15, 2024


    Summer 2023 Dates – Spencer Brook

    Session 1 – June 26th-30th

    Note to Parents:
    All kids are welcome. If your child has a disability and/or is paired with a one-on-one attendant in the public schools, please let us know so that we can accommodate your child’s needs.

    Location

    Spencer Brook School is located right across from the Spencer Brook United Methodist Church.