Neillsville, WI – Reed School, one of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s historic sites and museums, is now open to the public for the season. The historic site will be open on weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until the season ends on Sunday, October 30, 2022.

Reed School is one of an estimated 6,000 one-room schoolhouses that once existed within the rural landscape of Wisconsin. Built in 1915 and used as a school until the early 1950s, today Reed School tells the story of early public education in Wisconsin and life as a student in the era when one teacher taught everything from reading to writing and arithmetic to all grade levels under one roof.

The Gordon V. Smith family purchased the school and had it restored it to its 1939 appearance before it became a Wisconsin Historical Society state historic site in 2007. General admission to Reed School is free of charge during regular season hours, and learn more by visiting


About Reed School

Reed School is a historic site located in Neillsville, Wisconsin. Built in 1915, it served as a one-room country school until 1951. The school provided an education to students in the first through eighth grades with only a single teacher. Reed School is representative of more than 6,000 one-room schools that once dotted the landscape of rural Wisconsin. For general information and details, call 608-253-3523 or visit

About the Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most active and most diversified state historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories. The Wisconsin Historical Society serves millions of people every year through a wide range of sites, programs and services. For more information, visit

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