New art for the upcoming historical documentary film Country School: One Room - One Nation features Old World Wisconsin's Raspberry School. The one-room school was built in 1896 and named for Raspberry Bay in Lake Superior. It survived the June 21, 2010 Eagle, Wisconsin tornado. The log cabin structure is restored to its 1906 appearance.
While in production, the filmmakers visited nearly 70 vintage country schools in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas.
The new documentary tells the story of one-room schools in the Upper Midwest and focuses on Iowa, Kansas, and Wisconsin. Country School: One Room - One Nation premieres on November 19, 2010 at the State Historical Building in Des Moines, Iowa.
North Bend Community Center in Spragueville, Iowa is featured in new documentary Country School: One Room - One Nation. The restored one-room school will be part of the tour offered during the Annual Iowa Country School House Conference this weekend.
The 11th Annual Iowa Country School House Conference is being held at the Jackson County Historical Complex, 1212 Quarry St, Maquoketa, Iowa this weekend.
Programs and presentations begin on Friday, October 8th. Friday evening, starting at 7pm, Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films will preview excerpts from their new documentary Country School: One Room - One Nation and discuss their two-year journey shooting and creating the film. The documentary will premiere on November 19th, 2010 at the State Historical Society of Iowa in Des Moines, Iowa (more details to come).
On Saturday, October 9th registrants will tour Jackson County's restored country schools, including North Bend Community Center in Spragueville, Iowa and Iowa's only island community, Sabula.
Contact Bill Sherman at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-800-434-2039 for more information. Registration is required.
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