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Old Schoolhouse Museum

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The Old Schoolhouse Museum preserves an early schoolhouse that began as a one-room school in 1927. Over the years, it expanded until in 1940, there were three rooms. It was last used for classes in 1954 and then was used for offices and storage. In 1990, the space was needed for new buildings and it was offered to the Twentynine Palms Historical Society which was able to acquire and move the building. The entire long 3,000 square foot building was moved in one piece to this location. Road Trip when this place was visited.
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Today, visitors enter at the gift shop which sells historical books and other items. The middle room is filled with objects from the times when the school was built (antiques). The third room is the original school room. The desks are not original but of the type. On one wall are a few photos of the move which was a challenge since the building is so long.

Outside are pieces of machinery and a windmill, the original concrete steps which were also moved but no longer attached to the building, and a building which shelters the area's first school bus.

Address:
6760 National Park Drive
29 Palms, CA 92277
(760) 367-2366
https://www.29palmshistorical.com/

The entry to the parking is a little confusing since they are behind on a side street, not the street in the address.

Hours:
Regular Hours: September - May
Wednesday through Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.
Summer Hours: June - August
Saturday and Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.

The complex from a distance.

Front of the building.

Front.

The steps were also moved.
Displays in the middle room of objects of every day life at the time.
Displays in the middle room of objects donated to the Historical Society.

Displays in the middle room.
The original one-room schoolhouse.

The original entry wall.

Desks of the period.

Desk.

Front of classroom.

Exterior wall.

Statues.
Statues.

First school bus in the area.

Blacksmith shop.

Water devices.

Windmill.

Sculpture near the parking lot entrance.

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