The Robert Schiffke 1920’s Era One Room School House Exhibit. This new addition houses a replica 1920’s interior of a one room school house. The new school room addition is named The Robert Schiffke 1920’s Era One Room School House Exhibit in honor of the museum’s director. For a century, from the 1850’s to the 1950’s, one room school houses in Iowa were thriving. The peak years for one room schools occurred during the 1910’s and 20’s. With many of the one room schools in Iowa closing in the mid to late 1950’s. The museum’s project is focused on what students would have experienced in the 1920’s. The replica contains authentic artifacts used in one room school houses located in Iowa. The exhibit encourages visitors to interact with objects found in daily educational techniques of that time. The display is a wonderful educational tool for the museum that gives visitors an inside look of how one room school houses and education throughout the years has changed and evolved. The Buffalo Bill Museum is pleased to be able to bring such a fine educational tool the region.
We have added audio narratives to a few of our exhibits: Native Americans, Homesteading and James Ryan.