‘School Days’ Tuesday Yesteryear Program

The Door County Historical Society invites the public to the yesteryear programs School Days,” presented on Tuesdays during July at 1:30 pm in Vignes School at the Heritage Village at Big Creek.

Early schools in Door County were built of logs, but by 1900 most rural schools were constructed of sawed lumber and painted white. The simple, one-room schoolhouse was orderly, more or less standardized, and void of frills. Located in the Township of Clay Banks in southern Door County, Vignes was a Norwegian community which gave Vignes School its name.

Today, the Vignes Schoolhouse stands as a testimony to the dedication of Door County’s pioneers who supported education and encouraged learning. Join the schoolmarm and discover how children in grades K-8 grade gathered in a one-room schoolhouse to learn reading, script and ciphering. After visiting the school, the schoolmarm will lead her “students” for a tour of the Heritage Garden and the Village Chapel.

The Blacksmith Shop is also open for demonstrations Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 am – 2 pm, and the Madden Tool Museum is open 10 am – 12:30 pm on July 24 and 31. These programs are included with the adult admission fee of $6.50, a donation is requested in lieu of a children’s admission fee. For more information call 920.421.2332 or email [email protected].

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