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Morton One Room School Historical Museum
Shelby, Ohio
(5028 St. Rt 96 - West of Shelby,Ohio - across from the airport)

Dear Visitor:
The Morton One Room School Historical Society would like to welcome you to our Museum web site. We hope that you will find this site informative and useful in your preparation to attend the Morton One Room School Historical Museum.
It has been our goal not only to rehabilitate one of the last one room schools in Sharon Township,Richland County Ohio but to also provide a cultural and education center for the surrounding communities.
Since one room schools played such an important role in the early education of pioneer families in Ohio, we thought it only fitting that we should work hard to reclaim Morton so that it could once again be used as a place for children to come and learn. It gives children an occasion to feel and see the type of environment in which their ancestors were taught, and how their ancestors' country of origin mandated the curriculum within the school. Morton like so many other one room schools was situated in a large German speaking community, thus making the ability to speak German and English a requirement for any one who would have taught there.
We think that there are important social lessons for children to learn in attending Morton also. It allows them a chance to see what a significant place the country school held within the early community.
The three important institutions in the early settlements were their churches, their granges and their schools. Of these three, the school was the most important because it was free of the influences of religion and politics and thus became the neutral ground for many social functions.
Second, it allows children to experience a different kind of teaching environment from the one they are now immersed in. It takes them away from the pressure of the modern schools, allowing them to feel the interaction between the teacher and his or her pupils which may surpass the computer driven education they are now experiencing. The country teachers and early educators helped to nurture the great minds of the industrial revolution of this country and gave us great political leaders and scientists.
The country school will always be the underpinning to the argument, that if a child learns the basics of education well and how to apply them, he or she can conquer the obstacles of life. It will also allow children to see how the role of the teacher has switched from authoritarian to helper.
Finally, we hope that having children come and see Morton will allow them to understand that "recycling" isn’t our only social obligation. Along with protecting our natural resources, we have to protect our historical landmarks as well. With the gifts of knowledge's enlightenment that history provides us we as individuals and as a community have an obligation to help preserve what has been left to us by those who have lived before us.
Morton is a preservation project.

Would you like to schedule a Morton One Room School Class Visit ?
Your Morton School Class Visit -
(Day's Schedule)
Morton Museum Calendar (Check Class Scheduling)

Where is Morton Schoolhouse? (Area map)

What will the visit cost ?
Have you scheduled your class visit or maybe just considering it ?

 Here's some more information !

 Please consider taking pictures!
If you have time, please have a look !
 The First Class Visit to Morton School !
The First Large Home School Group Visit !
  Morton School History
Morton Family History
Morton School Memorabilia
Some other significant items.
  Morton One Room School Reunions
Significant Morton School Events of the Recent Past
One Room Schoolhouses in our Area

Shelby Ohio Area History & Genealogy -
Shelby Museum -
Shelby Genealogical Society -

 Thanks for visiting!!

Morton One Room School Historical Society
Post Office Box 148
Shelby, Ohio 44875
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