Kids Love It!!
Get Involved
About Us
Explore Local History
Gift Shop

Summer at the Little Red Schoolhouse


Summer is coming, and that means one thing… class will soon be in session at the Little Red Schoolhouse. So ring the school bell, wipe your slate, and get ready to have some fun!

Our summer program is for students who have finished first grade through sixth grade. We meet from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday, for one week.

What do we do? We get to see what school was like 100 years ago. We do reading, writing, and arithmetic, but we also do lots of recess! We write on slates, sing old songs, learn fun games, and make creative crafts.

This year, our activities will focus on the pioneers who settled in the Midwest. We’ll learn about how they packed for their journey and what they left behind. We’ll find out about their travels on the trail and the building of their new homes. We’ll get to try out some of the skills they used along the way. We’ll churn butter, dip candles, make weavings, and build with Lincoln Logs.

Each Friday, we will host parents, family, and guests at 11:00 am to show them what we’ve learned—and to serve them the ice cream we’ll make on Thursday. It’s always a grand finale to a wonderful week of summer!

Sessions are $60.00 per child for nonmembers and $55.00 per child for Historical Society members.

Please note: As of July 7, this year's schoolhouse program is full. Please call for updated information and/or to join our waiting lists.

Sign up for our e-mail list to make sure you get information about next year's sessions.

Take a peek at the Summer at the Schoolhouse program from 2014:

© 2015 Copyright  Cedar Falls Historical Society

308 West 3rd Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 (319) 266-5149  Email:

Web Design and Custom CMS by 1Vision, Inc.

Funding for site provided by the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau