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Survey of Michigan

One-Room Schoolhouses

It is estimated that at one time there were over 7,200 one-room schools in Michigan, and approximately 7,000 of those have been found and documented on our website by Michigan One Room Schoolhouse Association (MORSA) founding board member Suzanne Daniel. Our goal is to continue her work and find them all.


Please, feel free to search for the schools you know and to search for schoolhouse museums.



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The 2023 Conference will be held on Saturday, September 30th in ONSTED, Michigan. A highlight of the conference will be a visit to the Wooden School which was featured in the Spring 2023 issue of The Slate, posted on this website. For more information and a registration form, check the CONFERENCE tab on this website or the Fall 2023 issue of The Slate which was recently mailed out. 


MORSA is happy to announce that this year's recipient of the Schoolhouse of the Year award is the Wooden Stone School in Onsted, Lenawee County. Built in 1850, on the same spot that a  log school had stood in 1837, it is one of the oldest in the state.

Lovingly cared for, and graciously shared with their community and visitors from all over, the Wooden Stone School is a gem.

From the yearly third-grade students who come to an immersive day's class, to the attendees of one-room schools who were interviewed for the recent oral history project and DVD recording, the Wooden Stone School is a vital part of MORSA's mission to preserve our heritage. 

M I S S I O N   S T A T E M E N T


Foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for the one-room schoolhouses in Michigan.


Encourage and stimulate the collection, preservation, and interpretation of Michigan's one-room school houses through conferences, newsletters, awards, consulting services, resources, and related historical activities.


Coordinate an inventory of all one-room school houses in Michigan through correspondence, survey forms, photography, and research.


Coordinate and further the programs of other historical societies and historians as they relate to one-room schoolhouses and act as a state-wide communication network.


Cooperate with appropriate individuals, organizations, and institutions on the local, regional, and state level in projects and activities which will promote and sustain interest in the history of one-room schoolhouses.

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