Barnes Area Historical Association (BAHA)
Preserving history of the Barnes community and the Eau Claire Lakes.
BAHA has incorporated the Main Museum into 6 room categories with each having emphasis on a certain aspect of the area and its people.
THE LAKE ROOM displays: Large Colored Elk Picture, Malo Fish, old motors, Information dealing in all fishing aspects.
THE HERITAGE ROOM displays: Silver Beach Elk Skeleton, Authentic Indian Bead objects, Town Flip Board information; Barnes Town government, Census, Earlier Homestead, Land Patents, School Info, and Maps displaying information of the area. The Kiosk displays more Elk and Heritage memorabilia. Original Fresh-Aire Postal Mailbox System, authentic Rolling Top Desk, Library area; books
THE PIONEER ROOM displays: Logging and tool displays, replica of an original Indian Canoe, resorts information on our area, old tools used by pioneers, Memorabilia displayed on Kiosk of the local area.
THE MACQUARRIE ROOM displays; authentic Gordon MacQuarrie boat and duck decoys, original typewriter, Honorary Medal given To Gordon MacQuarrie’s father, Biography Books and Books written by Gordon MacQuarrie and others, also memorabilia belonging to the MacQuarrie family. additional Items from Keith Crowley.
THE CHILDREN’S ROOM displays: Distorted Circus Mirror, School Desks and Books, many old Toys, olden Sleds and other memorabilia.
The BAHA GIFT SHOP displays: Apparel and Books
Renovation News of Pease One-Room Schoolhouse
COMING LATE SUMMER 2021 – CHECK BACK MID-SUMMER
As you have no doubt heard during BCHS meetings, BAHA is in the midst of renovating the Pease One-Room Schoolhouse, which is now a part of the museum’s Heritage Village area. As we move forward with this project, we are actively searching for early schoolhouse items to create a “replica early 1900s school room” within a portion of the renovated building. Educational artifacts will also be displayed throughout the building, along with historical documents, photographs, collected memories, etc. related to all of Barnes’ early schoolhouses. Our hope is to educate and inspire an understanding of what “life within these schools” was like for students, teachers, and community members.
The attachment includes a list of items that we are hoping to locate. I’ve also included the list at the bottom of this message. If, by chance, you or your museum have duplicates of any of these items…perhaps sitting in storage areas that have been re-discovered during COVID-forced de-cluttering efforts…please let me know. I have been asked by the BAHA Board to coordinate the “Schoolhouse Renovation” and any assistance you might offer would be warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated! I will happily arrange to pick up any items and to cover any costs that might be involved. If you have relevant items that are not on our list, please let me know. I’d be interested in learning more about them!
If you know of anyone else who might be able to help us locate schoolhouse items, please let me know, or pass this message on to them with my contact information. Thank you for your help!!
*** List of items being sought for the Pease One-Room School ***
Most of these items will be used to create a replica of a “small classroom” as students might have experienced in the early 1900s. Others will be displayed throughout the schoolhouse.
- Tall hand pump for outside
- Map case with pull-down/roll-up maps [or other old maps]
- Large wind-up wall clock with pendulum
- Old bookcase [Barrister/Lawyer style – would be interesting]
- Small-sized pot belly stove
- Early US Flag [for wall mount with pole]
- Hand-held slate boards; erasers, chalk
- Organ stool
- Old textbooks & Library books – K-8 grade levels
- Kerosene lamps: wall-mounted style and hanging style
- Water cooler [Gray porcelain or blue & white Ceramic – see photo]
- Table model, battery-powered Radio [for “School On the Air” programs]
- Lunch buckets, pails, boxes
- Photos – Washington, Lincoln, etc.
- Globe [we have one dated to the 70s, but others would be welcomed]
- Cursive writing scroll and other teaching resources typically displayed in classrooms
- Small teacher’s desk
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