- Category: Gray/Campbell Farmstead
- Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2015 14:20
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Script for Cell Phone project for THE LIBERTY SCHOOL HOUSE
Written by Norma Tolbert and Recorded by Peter Longley on Prompt 97#
To listen to the garden recording dial 417-213-3016 enter the prompt 97 followed by the # sign.
Liberty School was established in the late 1800s. The school board in 1895 purchased an acre of land for $10 in Franklin Township, Greene County, north of Springfield. The school served the community until 1951 when it was consolidated into the Fair Grove R#10 School District. The empty building sat at what became the entrance to the Fellows’ Lake Boat Dock, a source for Springfield city water. In 2008, a fund was established to move and then restore this one-room school to the Gray/Campbell Farmstead at Nathanael Greene Park. Here students and the public can participate in hands-on learning experiences to help them understand how their ancestors and early settlers lived. The school is a visible reminder of “Saving Liberty!”