Fort Lincoln School House fundraising complete, work to begin in spring.

March 5, 2015

Fort Scott, Kansas – Fundraising is complete for the renovation of the Fort Lincoln School House. $5500 was raised for repairs to the one-room schoolhouse that sits on the northeast corner of the Fort Scott Community College campus.


Donors to the project included the Knights of Columbus, the City of Fort Scott, Rotary, the DuVall Family and many other individuals.


Bailey Lyons, Director of Development at FSCC, said, “Gene DuVall and I truly appreciate that so many recognized the importance of this project and were willing to generously support the preservation effort. The schoolhouse is a treasured piece of history and it is great to know it will be available for another forty years.”


Lyons added, “Any additional funds designated for the schoolhouse will be placed in an endowed account to be used for future repairs and the printing of informational booklets.”


The Fort Lincoln School House was built in 1864 and moved to the northeast corner of the Fort Scott Community College campus in June of 1974. Several community groups, including Future Farmers of America, sponsored the move and subsequent renovation.


Longtime Fort Scottian Gene DuVall was chair of the Fort Scott Bicentennial Committee during the move and subsequent restoration. More recently, DuVall has written several letters to the Tribune about the need for the latest round of renovations.


DuVall listed several areas of concern including exterior concerns, windows and paint. He also projected the need for $5500 to complete repairs.


Lyons continued, “We’re in the process of selecting a contractor, but work should begin in the spring.”