One of the early one-room schools of Knox County will be highlighted at the next meeting of the Knox County Historical Society on Wednesday, May 1 st , beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the KCHS Museum, 875 Harcourt Road in Mount Vernon. Located on the Martinsburg Road, just inside Pleasant Township, the Morgan School served both students and families for many years.

For the past twenty years the former school building and grounds have served as both the residence and business location of Deborah and Paul Bahm, proprietors of Schoolhouse Woodcrafts, producers of beautiful and unusual handmade wooden items such as bird houses, birdfeeders, ornaments, kitchen tools, etc. The Bahms will share photographs and stories of how they have preserved and repurposed a structure in which many of our county’s earliest settlers were educated, where they voted, where they were entertained and where they spent much of their lives as part of the new and growing State of Ohio.

The meeting is free and open to the public, and all persons interested in area history are invited to attend. Visitors may also tour the Museum both before and after the meeting.

For more information, call the Museum at 740-393-5247 or visit

Photo caption: Former Morgan one-room schoolhouse on Martinsburg Road, near Hopewell Road in Pleasant Township.