The Prospertown Schoolhouse in Jackson, New Jersey is an example of an old schoolhouse that is a monument to education. It, along with the eleven other one-room school houses, provided the starting point for the emergence of a larger, successful school system that is still currently present in Jackson. It represents the importance of education all over the United States. The schoolhouse has also been turned into a museum that contains many historical artifacts that depict the history of Jackson Township.
The surprising aspect of this monument was that I didn’t even know that it existed. I always drove past the site to go to school, but not until this project did I realized that it was an original schoolhouse. I personally always thought that it was a church. The fact that the town has preserved an original schoolhouse since the year it was constructed, 1835, is pretty impressive.