A look back to the way children attended school between the 19th and 20th century can be seen near Frankfort May 25th as a renovated one room schoolhouse has come to life thanks to the efforts of the Frankfort Area Historical Society.
An open house will be available to the public May 25th noon-6pm, which is graduation Day for Adena High School this year. The old schoolhouse, located across the road from Adena School District, was built in 1877 and used through 1912, according to Society member Connie Hill.
She says school wagons were used to haul kids age 6-16 to class in those days and most children were expected to graduate by grade 8.
The former Budd Company renovated the school house in 1977, but it fell into disrepair when Budd Company closed. Bob Lightle's Frankfort-based Rocal took over the plant and leased the school building to the Society five years ago. Lightle replaced the roof of the one room schoolhouse and the Society raised money to fix-up much of the interior.
They are looking for donations to help them repair windows in the old school. Donations can be sent to the Frankfort Area Historical Society at P.O. Box 117 Frankfort, Ohio 45628.