In 1960 the Jamestown Branch formed a committee to take responsibility for furnishing and staffing the Frontier Village one-room school house. The school was purchased by club member, Margaret Hawkins and her husband, Reese after the school closed in 1951. The Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce paid to move it to the Frontier Village from its location in Sinclair Township, south of Cleveland. The school, built in 1910, authentic inside as well as outside brings back memories for some and for others it’s stepping into a past they can’t even imagine. The school is usually open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Members and non-members are needed to staff the school during the summer tourist season Memorial Day – Labor Day. If you are interested in volunteering for a few hours as our school house host please contact our AAUW Coordinator, Laurie Erickson at 701-952-1306.
Volunteers (members and non-members) are needed from Memorial Day through Labor Day to staff the school house from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. daily for the 2019 season. If you like to meet and visit with visitors from around the world, share your knowledge of North Dakota history and especially it’s education system and if you enjoy spending a few hours stepping back in history and being a pioneer “teacher” of the day consider becoming a volunteer. Please contact our AAUW Coordinator, Laurie Erickson at 701-952-1306. Members are especially encouraged to sign up for Friday, Saturday and Sundays from July 1 to September 2.
A special thanks to Tom Enderle for building maintenance, Joan Slusser for the new curtains and to our 2019 volunteers including the help from the Jamestown Retired Teachers Association, who have generously helped staff the School House for the month of June in 2017-present. Thank you for giving of your time.