Big Creek Historical Society
Big Creek Historical Society operates a museum and contains pioneer family histories and a variety of local records and materials and pioneer family histories. It is located in the restored Big Creek Schoolhouse, which was built in 1863 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At the time of its construction, the schoolhouse was the biggest building in the city and became the focal point for the community. In addition to classes, it was also used for social events, worship services, and entertainment. It became City Hall in 1894 and an addition was built in 1915. The schoolhouse is, apparently, the largest building made with walnut in the world.
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