Fairmont State University said it has a long history of providing high quality training for the states educators, all the way back to 1865.
The One-Room Schoolhouse Museum is a campus landmark and efforts are underway to preserve the building for future generations.
It is located near the Bryant Street entrance to the main campus and was created to serve as both a schoolhouse and a church building.
The University is exploring programming ideas that would allow use of the One-Room Schoolhouse Museum by the community, specifically younger school-age children, who can experience a living history by visiting and participating in activities at the schoolhouse.
A $70,000 construction project has been planned and will revitalize the building from top to bottom.
"We'll do the structural enhancement that needs to be done to make the building safe. Do windows and siding. To build some drop off space for buses and students to get into the building. Handicapped accessibility and so forth," said William Armistead, President of the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc.
To support the One-Room Schoolhouse Museum at FSU, gifts can be made to the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., 1300 Locust Ave., P.O. Box 461, Fairmont, WV 26555. For more information, call (304) 534-8786.