Welcome to Heritage School!

Go back to the past and experience a classroom from 1876. From its old flap-seated desks to a properly attired schoolmarm prepared to hear the daily recitations of reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic, visitors will see an authentically restored and appointed 1876 two-room school house.

From 1993 until the covid pandemic began in March of 2020, participation in the three-hour living history event grew to around 55 schools from 28 different school districts each year. In the fall of 2021, there was a partial start with 15 classes from seven different schools. In the spring of 2022, all 30 classes from the Sheboygan Area School District were able to attend.

One side of the schoolhouse is a captivating educational museum that features a variety of nostalgic exhibits, artifacts and pertinent school memorabilia. The second room is a restored classroom, taking the visitor back in time. Adjacent to the building is Sheboygan's newest elementary school, Longfellow, which helps accent the changes education has undergone. View photos of the Heritage School Museum

With reservations, groups/classes can take on the role of students, experiencing the rules, regulations and curriculum of the time.

Because of the pandemic, open houses for 2020 and 2021 were cancelled, but began again in 2022. Open 12:00-3:00 p.m. on most Tuesdays during the summer or by appointment. Visitors can call (920) 459-3512 to schedule times to observe classes in session for fourth graders during the school year. Admission is free.

For more information about Heritage School:

Jill Malzahn, Secretary to the Superintendent
Sheboygan Area School District
3330 Stahl Road
Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 459-3512