The Oil Springs School brings alive the story of the critical role 12,623 one-room schools played in the success of Iowa’s economy, educated populace and democratic values.

The Oil Springs School has amazing artifacts. See collections of primary school desks, chalk boards, writing tools, toys, chores, books, lunch pails, tablets, pull-down maps, bells, lunch boxes, watercoolers and wash basins.


  • Memorial Day - mid October
  • During “Music in the Park”
  • Special events & upon request
  • Call for arrangements