WALLA WALLA, WA - A one-room schoolhouse that served students in rural Columbia County in the early 20th century is set to open this weekend as a museum.
The Blue Mountain Heritage Society has renovated the historic Smith Hollow School in Dayton, Washington. The museum will showcase the history of education in the county and serve as a place for the Blue Mountain Heritage Society and other community groups.
The former school once served students in first through eighth grade before becoming a meeting center and eventually falling into disrepair. It was closed in 1933.
In 2010, the building was moved into downtown Dayton, about 30 miles northeast of Walla Walla.