Docent-led group tours

Car Cruise-in

Civil War Day

Victorian Tea

Hornby School Museum is available for meetings.

Hornby School welcomes volunteers.

Hornby School Museum will close for the 2016 season October 23.  We will re-open for group tours April 2017 and to the public June 2017.


Volunteers are the soul of Hornby School Museum's operation.  Some of our volunteers have been involved for more than 40 years.

Thanks for all you do.

Dr. Margaret Clark

With help from community members we can keep Hornby School Museum as an asset for future generations.

Miss Firewick is a model teacher.

A NOTE FROM hornby school restoration society Board PRESIDENT...

Hornby School museum history

Mission + Vision


Preserving the past to educate the present and enhance the future

1873 – Greenfield Township School Board authorizes construction of Hornby School immediately behind Shadduck School as replacement for the old log structure.


December 1875 – Hornby School opens.  Hornby School was in operation for 81 years.

May 1956 - Hornby School closed.  Building and contents auctioned off.  Building is abandoned and vacant.  


1973 – In preparation for Hornby School's 100th birthday, Hornby School Restoration Society is formed as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity whose purpose is to restore the school in as near original condition as is possible.


1981  - After replacing the foundation, repairing the roof, and gathering donations to fill the interior, Hornby School Museum opens to the public.