This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
School for girls
It has been a couple months since I stopped by the historical society museum (open the first and third Saturdays of the month, from about ten till one), and I was in the area so I stopped by this morning. I interrupted a discussion of how they were going to set up their web page--something to replace the meager offering I helped them with. But almost immediately after I came in, another person arrived and donated a brochure from the old Monnett School for Girls. There does not seem to be much information available about this school, so I was eager to take a look at the historical society's latest acquisition.
I believe Monnett Hall, a large wooden structure, was located where Monnett Elementary School now stands. (Later this year it will cease being a school, following its predecessor.)