The Winter School
The Winter School is a one-room schoolhouse in Douglas County, Kansas. Through conservancy and innovative programming we want to use our heritage to better understand the origins and evolutions of schooling. We aim to create a welcoming, inclusive space to create new dialogues, attitudes and consciousness around education - and our relationship to ourselves, each other and the world.
The flagship program, The Museum of Education Foundations, looks holistically at the realm of schooling and explores it in a way that integrates history, philosophy, and art. We will hold a variety of classes and community events such as poetry nights, small concerts, film screenings, and lectures.
The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places after a renovation that was completed in late 2019. The school operated normally for 75 years and was abandoned for 75 years...and we look forward to the creative possibilities ahead.