Murdock Historical Society and Elmwood Murdock Future Business Leaders of America bring a One Room Schoolhouse experience to the Museum! Recently the Murdock Historical Society purchased the building known locally as the Lions Hall.   After evaluating different uses for it, we decided to renovate it into a One Room School from the 1900's.  Our thought was to bring students in from around the area and experience what it was like to attend school back then.   The Elmwood-Murdock High School FBLA, with the leadership of students Luke Luetchens, Nicole Backemeyer, and Rachel Hohman, developed a plan to help.   While museum volunteers were working on the building, the students were organizing fundraisers, teaching people and fellow students about the importance of one room schools, and finally they brought in a teacher to teach over 150 Elmwood Murdock elementary students in the newly renovated building.   The students took their project to the State FBLA convention in Omaha in April and won first place!   Then Nicole and Rachel took the project to Nationals in Nashville last June.  They did not do as well as they had hoped, but we are still proud of their efforts along the way!    See below for Nicole and Rachel's presentation on video


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Elmwood Murdock FBLA at Nationals in Nashville.

Rachel Hohman, left,   Historical Society President Dale Vanderford, center,       Nicole Backemeyer, right