The Eddie Mae Herron Center Museum received a wonderful addition this week, though it’s certainly unusual. When the African American School in the Birdell Community closed many years ago, the old school building and its associated outdoor toilet were abandoned. A few years ago arsonists burned the old school building, but the outhouse (it looks like a three-holer) was still there, in fairly good, but deteriorating condition.
The center sought out and received permission from the current land owner, Sloan-Hendrix School of Imboden, to move the old building to the Herron Center property for restoration and preservation. (And, no, we’re not planning to make it functional again!)
As soon as restoration is complete, we’ll post photos and more information.