Saturday, August 23, 2014

New August 2014 Issue of “Historic Schools Quarterly” Released Online

Contact: David Burton, civic communication specialist
County Program Director - Greene County
Tel: (417) 881-8909

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Every three months, members of the Missouri Historic Schools Alliance receive a high quality newsletter full of information related to one-room and historic schools in Missouri. The “Historic Schools Quarterly” is also available for purchase by non-members online at as a digital download.

Highlights of our 18-page August 2014 issue included the following articles: “Profile of Pony School in St. Joe, Mo.,” “Getting Tourists to Slow Down for Small Town Heritage,” “Amish One-Room Schools in Missouri,” “Iowa Law Establishes Grant for One-Room Schools,” “Case Study: Cave Springs School in Jasper County” and “Kings Prairie School Profile.”

“Every quarter this newsletter includes profiles on existing historic schools in Missouri, information on restoration and renovation, memories of one-room schools written by former students and details about upcoming events,” said David Burton, a civic communication specialist with University of Missouri Extension and director and editor of the newsletter.

Members of the Missouri Historic Schools Alliance receive the newsletter as part of their annual membership fee. Information about membership is also available on the Greene County Extension website.


Missouri Historic Schools Alliance has a mission to research, restore and maintain one-room schools in Missouri. Participants in this MU Extension program work with individuals and other state and national partnering organizations interested in preserving the state's one-room schools as a means of community and economic development.

The Missouri Historic Schools Alliance works with groups and individuals to establish non-profit organizations to preserve these schools and encourage their ongoing use as active rural community hubs. At the center of this entire effort are the local resources of University of Missouri Extension.

For more information about MHSA or to learn how to become a member and receive the quarterly newsletter, contact Burton at (417) 881-8909, via e-mail at or online at


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