La Crosse, WI (WXOW)-- Between 1890 and 1965, The Little School educated elementary kids just outside the city of La Crosse.
The one-room school was moved from its original location to Korn Clement Road in the town of Washington, where it remains open as a museum.
Now the group that owns it, is raising money to finish construction on a visitors center next to the school. That new building that will house restrooms, making the site eligible to be open to the public.
Arlene Schmidt is part of the group who worked to preserve the school house. Schmidt, along with her 13 siblings, attended the one-room school from first to forth grade.
"I think we felt that it was historically important because it was a public school and it was taught by nuns. And, it's a lot of memories from the good old days," Schmidt said.
The cost of the visitor center is about $150,000. The group has raised more than $120,000 so far. Construction on the new building is set to be complete at the end of September.
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