MOLINE, IL - Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films have won a $15,000 Humanities grant award for their historical documentary film project Country School: One Room - One Nation.
The grant will fund a portion of costs associated with on-camera interviews of one-room school scholars, former students, teachers, and filming at a variety of historic country school building sites in Iowa.
At their numerical peak in the early 1900s, Iowa had more country schools than any other state in the nation. Iowa still has the most, with 3,000 existing school buildings and 200 fully restored country school museums. Over 50 one-room schools are still operating in Iowa.
The fiscal sponsor for Country School: One Room - One Nation is Kansas Public Telecommunication Services, Inc. (KPTS) in Wichita, Kansas.