The Polk County Historical Society is excited to offer two, 3-day sessions of Pioneer School at the restored Polk County Lanesdale School in Balsam Lake, 2019.

First Session: August 6, 7, 8. Second Session: August 13, 14, 15. Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a fee for each three-day session. Children, ages 6-14, experience reading, writing, and arithmetic lessons as taught 100 years ago . There will be lots of old-fashioned games, stories, and music. It is a unique and fun learning adventure!

They may dress as children did in the early 1900’s; costumes are available at the school. For girls, long dresses and bonnets; for boys, bib-overalls, knickers, and suspenders. Lunches are brought in a pail, basket, or handkerchief with drinks in lidded glass jars, also available. Questions and enrollment can be directed to Tammy at 715-485-9269 or email us at

Registration deadline is August 1.


  • Starting Tuesday, August 6th, 2019, repeated every day until Thursday, August 08, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Starting Tuesday, August 13th, 2019, repeated every day until Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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