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The Museum's Long Mountain School House was built in 1925 by John W. Smith. It was originally located at Nick Young and Agate Road. The school was moved into Eagle Point in the mid 1940's. The Museum has a picture of the first class to be held in it after it was moved to Eagle Point. This was a third grade class of 28 students in 1946-47 with teacher, Elsie Turner. It was used for a classroom, school theater room and storage building. A group of history minded people got together and petitioned the school district to obtain the building and preserve it. The building was moved to its present site in 1977. After repairs, painting, creating displays etc., the Museum opened in 1978. Since that time two additions have been added on the back side of the school house. The east side was added around 1993 and the west side around 1997.
Julie Thompson

We had a great celebration of 40 years of the Eagle Point Museum being open. Helen Wolgamott gave a brief history of the Museum's beginnings The Music by 'Mostly Country' was awesome. I personally liked the two whistling songs. We all sang 'Happy Birthday' to the Museum before cutting the cake. Thank you Janet Walter. Visitors ages 8 to 90+ came to commemorate this occasion. The door prizes added to the gaiety of the celebration. Thank you to all that helped.
Julie Thompson