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Lanesfield School Historic Site

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TYPE: History
LOCATION/DISTRICT: Southwest
ADDRESS: 18745 S Dillie Rd. Edgerton, KS 66021
PHONE: 913-893-6645
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5 out of 5 stars (1 Review)

Price: Free
Hours: Open 1-5pm Fri.-Sat.

Built in 1869, the school is on the National Register of Historic Places. Call about year-round special events. Youth programs include tours, classes and hands-on activities.

Meet a costumed schoolteacher. Dip a pen in an ink well and practice your penmanship. Cipher math problems on a slate using a slate pencil. Participate in a spelling bee. All these activities recreate a 1904 learning experience for children and adults. Built in 1869, the school is the only building that remains on the town site of Lanesfield, Kansas a mail stop on the Santa Fe Trail.

The Lanesfield School Historic Site is a tribute to rural schooling. It consists of a restored one-room schoolhouse, outbuildings and a visitor's center featuring an exhibit on Kansas' one-room schools called "Just Plain Simple: The One-Room School in Kansas."

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One Room Schools

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5 out of 5 stars

04/10/2010
Eugene B. - Raytown, MO

I attended a one room school 7 miles east of Council Grove Ks called Sante Fe School and it was also on the Sante Fe Trail and this little Lanesfield School brought back so many memories. I drive a school bus in Raytown and often bring youngsters out and it's a joy to see their faces as they travel back in time. Thanks for the memories.

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