The Winneshiek County Historical Preservation Commission is planning an inventory of all rural school sites in Winneshiek County. It could be a big job—there were numerous one-room schools in every township.
WCHPC's David Stanley says a statewide conference of rural one-room schools will be held in 2013 in Decorah, so the local group wants to do a rural school site survey. Stanley says the county group may select one particular township to do in-depth surveying. "We're going to need volunteers," says Stanley, noting the work might be extensive.
The project would have two components: field work that would examine sites of former one-room school houses and an archiving component that would save information discovered about the school houses and any relics that were discovered.