Welcome to school in 1850!              

Students who visit the Historic one room  Schoolhouse in Markham will explore through inquiry and primary sources what it was like to go to school in 1850. 

Travel back in time to experience what it was like to go to school in Buttonville, Ontario in 1850! Take a look at the Buttonville online exhibit​ to learn more about the history of this small Ontario community and its one room School Section No. 5. Are you interested in learning more about one room schools in York Region? Explore our digital Google MyMap to see the changes to the land and communities across what is now called York Region. Click the layers to see the Treaty Boundaries, historic Black communities and begin to ask yourself questions about the past!