Heritage School was originally the Cunningham School in Saunders County. It has been restored as an authentic reproduction of a one-room prairie school and is currently located at Pioneers Park. Students in Lincoln Public Schools have attended classes at Heritage School since 1976.
Students experience what a day was like in a one-room schoolhouse in 1892. During this “role play”, students participate in songs, stories, and other activities that are authentic to the time period.
Students bring a lunch that is similar to what children might have eaten on the prairie in 1892. Each social studies class has discussed Native American and pioneer foods.
Students often dress in the style of clothing worn in the late 1800s. Girls may wear a long skirt or a dress, apron, and a sunbonnet or hat. Boys may wear bib overalls, jeans and suspenders, flannel, plaid, or checked shirts, and hats of the period.
Students whose family heritage reflects clothing different from what might have been worn on the plains by European settlers in the 1800s are invited to dress in a manner reflecting their heritage, if they choose.
Each LPS 4th grader has the opportunity to visit Heritage School. Teachers, please visit your LibGuide to access information about Heritage School, including a schedule for the current school year.
K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Specialist