To build a solid administrative base upon which the project can move
forward with physical restoration. This
included forming a not-for-profit corporation with 501-3 status;
conducting title searches and surveys, doing all necessary legal work to
gain ownership of the formerly privately held schoolhouse property,
gaining NYS Sales Tax exemption status, and finally, by wiping out
indebtedness for back taxes.
2) To restore the
old one room schoolhouse, located at 12378 Ketchum Road in the township of
North Collins, to its condition in the early 1900s.
3) To relocate
the structure to 2101 School Street in North Collins; a setting that
allows ready access by the public and by students as well as improved
4) To furnish the
schoolhouse with vintage furniture, books, and teaching aids, as well as
historical documents and memorabilia associated with one-room
5) To establish programs for educational institutions as well as the
general public that will allow everyone to gain an appreciation of the early
1900s educational environment.
6) To operate as a New York State chartered museum.