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 with Boone County's heritage
1881 - 1916
This fall, work is being done on Howard School in order to keep it maintained
As a part of the Indiana Landmarks Protective Easement annual inspection, they have asked us to:
- Repaint the school trim and windows
- Repaint the outhouse and shed
- Repair the rot occurring in the lower ledge of the windows
- Tuckpoint the mortar joints in the brick walls
All these repairs are in process and should be complete soon. Thank you for your continuing support so the school can remain in good shape!
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.
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 history by joining as a member of Howard School.
Howard School is located at 4555 E 750 S, Brownsburg, IN. Careful - some GPSs may take you to wrong spot!
The Howard One-Room School is a place for children and adults to connect with Boone County's heritage.