Liberty School House

We have had the opportunity to re-establish the one-room Liberty School from north of Springfield. It was serving that community from the late 1800's to 1951 when it was consolidated into the Fair Grove School District. It is now part of the Farmstead and serves to educate the public about the education of our early settlers. The deed of 1895 shows there was a functioning school board that led the community to provide a building at what is now the entrance to a Springfield city water supply, Fellows Lake. After consolidation it was sold and moved down the road and served to store hay and later as a repair shop for sailboats. We rescued the inside and restored the outside to moved it to Nathanael Greene Park in 2014.


webassets/Libertyschoo2l.jpgwebassets/Libertyschoo2l.jpgUPDATE (7 - 10 - 12):

Michelle Atkinson and David Burton were contacted by the Farm Bureau Magazine to write an article about a one room school, so the Saving Liberty project was selected.

Renee Steumph and Shannon, two interns from Jefferson City came and interviewed Michelle, David, and Norma Tolbert about the Liberty School.  After the interview, Norma took the interns to the school for pictures.

The magazine issue will be the September-October issue and will come out at the end of August.  This will hopefully stir some state-wide interest in the Saving Liberty project.

To donate online, go to and click Give Online.  When that page has loaded, there will be a field for "funds/programs."  Type Liberty School @ Gray/Campbell Farmstead.

Thank You!

I can't believe the Liberty School has been open for a year and a half! Thank you all for supporting this ambitious effort! The school house is open on most weekends when we have volunteers available. Look at the 2016 schedule of events for special open days.
Thank You!

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