|Built in 1909, the Historic Pelkie Grade School is located in the small community of Pelkie, Michigan at the corner of Pelkie Road and Mantila Road. It replaced a building that was erected in 1905 but then destroyed in a forest fire. The building was used as a one-room school until 1932 and later served as a community hall. In 1979, the Sturgeon Valley Historical Society began restoration of the schoolhouse, which is now a museum.
The schoolhouse is open every Sunday and on holidays from 11:00am to 4:00pm between Memorial Day weekend and the end of September. When you arrive, please feel free to come inside and look around. Sit at the desks the students used, ring the school bell, view antique maps, and see the old horse drawn school bus.
From the US41-M38 junction in Baraga, travel west on M38 approximately 9 miles. 1/2 mile past the Sturgeon River bridge, turn right onto Pelkie Road and drive about 3 miles until you reach the community of Pelkie. Keep on Driving about 1/2 mile past Pelkie until you see the Historic Pelkie Grade School on the right side of the road at the corner of Pelkie Road and Mantila Road.
For more information about the Pelkie One Room School or the Sturgeon Valley Historical Society please email Gale Eilola firstname.lastname@example.org