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Country School Association of America
17th Annual Schoolhouse Conference


1) BUS TOUR is now CLOSED due to capacity.

2) Conference Registration CLOSES June 1st.

June 11th - 14th, 2017
Colby-Sawyer College
New London, New Hampshire


Online Registration HERE


What is the Country School Association of America (Video)

The CSAA brings a diverse group of individuals together including Museum volunteers, teachers, staff, faculty and students, preservationists, historians, re-enactors and interested citizens, to exchange ideas and resources. The CSAA holds an annual conference, provides a grant program, awards publication and video prizes, conducts surveys and publishes an electronic newsletter, all in support of the country schooling experience.

The CSAA is for people who wish to preserve schools, create or maintain museums, promote living history programs, and allow children of all ages to experience schooling as it was many years ago. It allows seniors a chance to relive their fondest schoolhouse memories, while offering educators and writers a forum to share research. Additionally, this organization encourages research on country schooling and provides a forum for those who wish to publish their articles. The annual CSAA conference grows larger as a forum for exchanging ideas among academics, preservationists, re-enactors, and just plain history buffs.


Country School Journal

Country School Journal (2016) -Volume 4

  • Using Primary Sources and Artifacts To Align Instructional Activities to Curriculum Standards by Carla Abreu-Ellis and Jason Brent Ellis 
  • The Educational Interest of the State: Vermillion, Dakota Territory's First Schoolhouse by Kurt Hackemer
  • An Experimental One-Room School:  The Concord Summer School of Philosophy, 1879-1888 by Debra A. Corcoran
  • Losing a Way of Life: The Closing of a Country School in Rural Nebraska by Jeanne L. Surface

Consider submitting your paper for publication in the newly established Country School Journal. The work of students and independent scholars is especially welcome. If you need help with style and documentation, ask for it from the journal editors. Submit your paper today to be considered for the Country School Journal. Papers and presentations previously presented at a CSAA conference but unpublished, are also welcome. Select here for details.


View A Slideshow Of Past Conferences

See what a wide range of subjects and workshops are presented at our annual conference in June and just what that famous "bus tour" is all about? This is just a sample of the 16 years we have been offering our conference. As you see above, we were in Fredericksburg, Texas in 2016 and in New Hampshire in 2017.

2016 Conference in Texas

2015 Conference in New York

2014 Conference in Missouri

2013 Conference in Georgia

2012 Conference in Iowa

2011 Conference in New Jersey

2010 Conference in Oklahoma



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