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Western Travel - Pioneer Days at the Chisholm Trail Museum (Part Two) - Cleburne, Texas - #TravelTuesday

Welcome to my weekly column #TravelTuesday featuring places I've discovered during my research trips or just wandering around in historical areas. I hope you enjoy my discoveries.

Today we continue our review of the 14th Annual Pioneer Days at the Chisholm Trail Museum in Cleburne, Texas.

Nolan River School (operated 1855-1877) is a small white clapboard one-room schoolhouse that sits in the back of the flat grassy field. On the Chisholm Trail Museum map of the grounds it's labeled as "1855 School House". It was opened here in May of 2012 to be utilized as a real classroom. Interestingly, after it opened, schools in the Cleburne ISD and other nearby areas held classes here to show students what life was like back then.

Costumed guides joined the class for a short period.

A large black pot belly stove sits in the front of the school and would have been the only source of heat. Right next to it was a chair and dunce cap.

Antique books and McGuffey readers mingles with more contemporary books (like one featuring Elmo).

Chalkboards and slates provided writing surfaces.

Interested in having your class taught at this school? Get more information here: http://jcchisholmtrail.com/news/news.php?NOLAN-RIVER-SCHOOL-7

Learn more by checking out the office site - jcchisholmtrail.com

Chisholm Trail Museum Physical Address: 101 Chisholm Trail, Cleburne, Texas 76033-0771 Phone Number: 817-648-4633 Hours: Monday - Friday: Regular Hours (April-Dec) Thur/Fri/Sat 10am-5pm. Sunday 1pm -5pm and gate is open. **Daytime Walking Tours Permitted if Gate is Closed.

Interesting article about the Nolan River School - http://www.cleburnetimesreview.com/news/local_news/school-days-golden-rule-days-at-nolan-river-school/article_bb44a886-0fd8-5991-add2-772dba0996b6.html

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