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.



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.



The 2021 Annual Conference is tenatively planned for September, 2021

(date to be announced)

      Conference will be held at the Warner Homestead which houses the Hicks School. The Homestead is located at 4001 Pleasant Valley Rd

in Brighton Township. The conference will also include a visit to the nearby

Lyon School. 

Jackson Country FREE Museum Day

Waterloo Farm Museum and Dewey School Museum

13493 Waterloo Munith Rd, Grass Lake, MI

Saturday May 8th, 10-4

Tours, Concessions, Blacksmith Demonstration