Elk Township Historical Society

Scandia’s One-Room School (1878 – 1999)

February 2024

The purpose of the Elk Township Historical Society is to promote an appreciation of Elk Township’s history and its natural environment, particularly the contribution of its 12 one-room schools.  Another purpose is to provide a Community Center offering educational programs for all ages and a place for organizations to hold meetings and groups to hold informal gatherings, such as parties and weekly pickle ball games throughout the year.  A spacious playing field, a well-equipped playground, and a modern pavilion provide the perfect rural setting for family reunions.

Current Projects/Needs
Re-Paint the exterior walls of the historic wooden buildings
Replace 13 windows and 4 exterior doors in the historic  wooden buildings
Provide funding to further develop and preserve historical exhibits

Contact: Carol Knowlton, President
Address: 161 Schonberg Lane, Russell, PA 16345
Phone: (814) 757-4707
Email: Knowltonpa@yahoo.com