Display Offers Peek into Schools of Yesteryear

What do faucets, red bricks and 1975 have in common? They are part of the display, School Memories, at the Maple Grove Museum.

In 1975, Osseo High School buildings from 1924, 1935 and 1948 were demolished to expand a gymnasium and auditorium to the building. Osseo Senior High was the first school to open in District 279 in 1928 and designated a high school in 1952. From 1935 to 1966, there were significant additions.  Many Maple Grove residents attended this high school; until either Park Center, named for Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center, opened in 1971, or Maple Grove Senior High in 1996.

Photos are from the early country schools in Maple Grove, including  Eagle Lake (District 129), Weaver Lake School (District 44), Maple Grove (District 42–first schoolhouse in Maple Grove), Fish Lake (District 46) Hennessey Hill School (District 45), Elm Creek School (District 100) and District 101.

Look through the school yearbooks and learn about our educational history. —Contributed by the Maple Grove Historical Preservation Society