Recent events

Since 1881, Howard Schoolhouse has been a part of Indiana's history. 

After closing in 1916, the school and community center fell to almost total destruction while storing grain and farm equipment. 

Since 2004, a group of dedicated citizens restored it to its original purpose that now celebrates Boone County's past.  The schoolhouse is a living history museum for use by children and adults alike to experience what school was like in 1881.




Howard One-Room School

Connecting children and adults to local history

​Welcome the Elwin VanValkenburg families!

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​Welcome Harvest Host Members!​

In May we welcomed the DNR Team for a Teddy Bear Camp! In the camp, they photographed the many, many Teddy Bears that children gave to them for their safekeeping. It was wonderful!

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​We welcome the Independence Academy to experience what school was like in 1881!

Archey and Theresia's celebrated their 50th Anniversary at the school on August 19th. Everyone had a great time!

In August we welcomed the History Club of children to attend school as it was in 1881!

In December, we welcomed the VanValkenburg, Piercefield, and Hammer families.

"Thank you very much for the tour! It’s a lovely and important building. My grandpa enjoyed it" She also shared how he told stories on his time in a one-room school house.

Howard School is located at 4555 E 750 S, Brownsburg, IN.  It is in Boone County, IN.

Careful - some GPSs may take you to wrong spot!

In July, Sydney celebrated with a beautiful wedding shower at Howard School. Congratulations Sydney!

We are very sad to share that our founder and friend, Clifford "Jack" Belcher, passed away February 20, 2023.

Without Jack, Howard School would not have been brought to life.We miss him every day.