The historic rural school on the Morrison County Fairgrounds in Little Falls, will again be the setting for this year’s tea honoring those women and men who were the backbone of rural education as a teacher in a similar one- or two-room country school. Anyone who ever taught in a rural school anywhere is invited to come to the tea being held Tuesday, July 24, beginning at 2 p.m. A short program will be followed by an assortment of desserts and beverages and lots of conversation.
This school building, dubbed a cracker box style because of its four straight walls, typically with three or four windows on each side, was home for a teacher and students for 96 consecutive years. There were many teachers and literally thousands of students while teaching and learning not only reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic, but the many lifelong values presented by a teacher who was also the nurse, janitor, confidant and much more.
It is for that reason this school building was dedicated as a memorial to all Morrison County’s rural schools, their teachers and students. It is also the reason those who taught in a rural school are honored for their contribution through teaching and the values added to the lives of rural area children.
For reservations or information, call June Brutscher (320) 745-2280 or Dorothy Lindquist (320) 632-6082.