Randy Mims, one of the folks who is active in preserving the Locust Grove Schoolhouse in Pocopson Township, told me that installation of new wooden floors will start by the end of the year.
"We have had fantastic support from the community this year," he said: with the historical committee's various fundraising projects, they've brought in about $15,000 this year to maintain and renovate the c. 1870 one-room schoolhouse, which is located at Corinne and Locust Grove Roads.
The schoolhouse operated from 1869 to 1932, and after the district's one-room schools were consolidated, the building served as a funeral home, a residence and a polling place.
The committee has a fascinating website about the history of the school and the restoration project (www.locustgroveschoolhouse.org). They've even developed lesson plans so that today's schoolchildren can learn what it was like going to school 150 years ago.