Marshalltown’s Orpheum Theater to Showcase “Country School: One Room – One Nation” on March 1
1913 Taylor No. 4 Schoolhouse to Host Pre-Show Reception
Marshalltown—Award-winning filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle’s new historical documentary Country School: One Room – One Nation will make a special screening appearance on Tuesday, March 1 at 7pm at Marshalltown’s Orpheum Theater, 220 East Main Street. Advance $5/per person tickets are recommended, as seating is limited. The Historical Society of Marshall County is hosting a special pre-show reception at the 1913 Taylor #4 Schoolhouse, 19 N. 2nd Avenue from 5pm-6:15pm. The reception is free to the public.
Among those schools featured in the film are State Center’s Washington Township #6, and Marshalltown’s Taylor #4. The Rundles spent several days in 2009 gathering footage for the documentary in Marshall, Story, Wright and Franklin counties. Marshalltown resident Julie Jontz Lang organized local children to dress in period costume and take part in a classroom reenactment for the film at Taylor #4. Former one-room school student, Gilbert Ingraham, now 99, did an interview for Country School, as did State Center Historical Society president Mike Riemenschnedier.
Country School: One Room – One Nation was funded in part by the Humanities Iowa, the Wisconsin Humanities Council, the Kansas Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area.
Photos available upon request.
Kelly & Tammy Rundle
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