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.

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

The Chili Supper will be held inside the school tonight! 

It is beautiful outside but windy and cold.

Howard School is located at 4555 E 750 S, Brownsburg, IN.  Careful - some GPSs may take you to wrong spot!

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Our Connection team needs your help.  We are looking for children and adults alike to experience being taught by our school marms as it was taught in 1881.

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.

Connecting children and adults to local history

History is important.  Connecting with our past helps us understand where we are today.  You can connect with your community by attending our monthly meeting on 1st Thursday at 7PM.

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The Howard One-Room School is a place for children and adults to connect with Boone County's heritage. 




1881 - 1916

​We welcome the History Club October 11th

We also welcome Thorntown 2nd graders October 18 - 20

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

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!

Click below to see the whole flyer. Howard School is on page 49.​​

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

Connecting children and adults with Boone County's heritage

Join us for our Annual Chili Supper on Saturday,

October 7, 2023 from 5 - 7 PM​!