There is a section of the original Museum building dedicated to the country schools surrounding Stockton, most of which were the iconic one room schoolhouses. All but one of the school districts were formed in the 1800s and we have created a wall map with the location of all the schools in the area. We have photographs of most along with local artist renditions of many. Photos show their transition from log and stone to frame construction and show some of the buildings as modern homes today or in their final days of disrepair. By the late 1950s most all of the schools were closed with the creation of the Stockton Community District 206 in 1951, with a few students going to neighboring schools.
Work is currently progressing on a schoolroom complete with vintage desks, slates, and books. This area houses the SHS Class files and yearbooks from most years. There is also a companion book to the display describing the history of the school district.