Olive Branch School Exhibit

Olive Branch School:  The Wayne County Historical Society maintains a long-term photographic exhibit of selected photographs of students from early rural schools in the county.  The enlarged photos are mounted inside the Olive Branch School in Fairfield. The museum/school is owned and maintained by the Fairfield Park District.  For security reasons, the building is not left open.  The Society staffs the Olive Branch museum on selected occasions (especially during FCHS Homecoming weekend) and for grade school field trips.  Primary access is via the Leo French Park staff.
For more history on the Olive Branch School building see its entry on the school history page here.

Click here to read “And Then There Were None: One-Room School in Wayne County.”

Any interested person who supports the preservation of this last surviving school building is encouraged to send donations  earmarked to “Olive Branch School upkeep” to the Fairfield Park District, Leo French Park, Fairfield, IL 62837.  Funding  is a growing problem, and your contribution indicates both support and appreciation for the Park Board’s many years of maintenance on this museum piece.

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