Mt. Gilead School was operated for over 100 years until it closed its doors in 1946. The present two story school was built in 1879. Historians believe that Mt. Gilead was the only school in the area to continuously hold classes during the Civil War.


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Contact Clay County Historic Sites at (816)736-8500 to schedule your group.

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15918 Plattsburg Road
Kearney, MO 64060
Phone: 816-736-8500
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One-Room School Program
Clay County Historic Sites offers a unique field trip opportunity to experience history in a one-room school. A teacher in period costume instructs the class in late 1880s style with McGuffey readers. Pupils practice penmanship and perform arithmetic problems using slates. The four-hour program accommodates up to 30 students and complements required school curriculum.

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