This 2008 documentary uses oral history-style interviews to capture and preserve the experience of attending a one room schoolhouse in rural western Washtenaw County.
The One Room Schoolhouse Project was created with support from the Chelsea Community Foundation and conceived and produced by Tina Patterson and Kay Heller of the Chelsea Senior Center and Bill Harmer and Elizabeth Goldman of the Chelsea District Library.
Schoolhouses mentioned include: Ash Center & Morocco School, Beach School, Canfield School, Collins Plains School, Daviter School, Dewey School, Easton School (Dexter), First School, Hudson Mills School, Jerusalem School, Kuebler School, Lima Center School, Maple Grove School, North Lake School, Mackavie School, McClaren School, Mills School, Oak Grove School (Saline), Palmer School, Park School, Pleasant School, Pumpkin College, Rhodes School, Red and Rouse School, Roger’s Corners School, Rowes Corner School, Savage School, Sylvan Townhall School, Two Story School, Union School (Saline), Waterloo School.
Participants: Levan Beeman, John Bohlender, Paul Bollinger, Robert Boyce, Amelia Boyer (Hess),Glen Burgess, Maxine Pickell Corosr, Mildred Crawford (Bersuder), Bill Eisenbeiser, Leola Ernst (Savery), Jane Finkbeiner (Whipple), Pat Flinn (Marshall), Tom Franklin, Arlene Dobberstein Harvey, Virginia Harvey (Le Van), Audrey Heldt (Musolf), Else Heller (Knoedler), Elizabeth Herrst (Zahn), Arlene Boyce Howe, Mildred Huehl (Gieske), Fred Klink, Charles Koehn, Don Laier, Duane Landwehr, Winona Franklin Landwehr, Donna Noah Lane, Donna Jean Pickell Lee, Fay Mariani, Eva Lou Mills (Streets), Genevieve Myers (Valent), Maryann Myers (Musolf), Clifford Peterson, Josephy Pustay, Albert Rhulig, Jean Schmidt (Eisenbeiser), Kathryn Steinaway (Lindover), Veryl F. Steinaway, Pat Trinkle (Miles), Nancy Van Riper, Mary Vasas, Edward Visel, Alice Wahl (Klink)
Created by Video Farm Productions