School House (Reconstructed in 1999)

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The Log School House at Millard's Crossing was reconstructed in 1999 with the generous help from the Nacogdoches Junior Forum! 

The log school house reflects the rural practice of utilizing existing buildings for schools - which were leased, donated, or abandoned by their owners. A building was chosen for its convenient location within a 5 mile radius. Most children attended school for "short session" only, due to an extensive growing season and the demands of farm labor.

Today, visitors can experience an old-fashioned school lesson here and practice writing with a quill pen and ink. This hands-on activity is a favorite among our children and adult visitors alike!