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.



About urba0090

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