Prospertown Schoolhouse

Kayla Sabatini

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.

 

 

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About urba0090

is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in the American Studies and History departments at Rutgers University.
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