Lamar, An Historic Polk County WI School House
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- Maintain and Care for the Historic Lamar School for Public Use
- Offer Forward Thinking Education to the Community
- Make Lamar Available for Community Events and Gathering Space
Lamar serves the local communities of St. Croix Falls, Taylors Falls, Dresser, Osceola, Centuria, Balsam Lake, Amery, Milltown, Luck, Cushing, Eureka, Frederic and the surrounding areas.
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Franconia Sculpture on Lamar Front Lawn
Franconia Sculpture Park has graciously installed this beautiful outdoor sculpture on the front lawn at Lamar, the sculpture is on loan.
Thank you Franconia!
See a larger view if the sculpture
Lamar Is Open for Events and Rentals
Lamar sees article in Inter-County Leader
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Lamar is available for community use as a Community Center for events, gatherings, parties, receptions, meetings, classes, exhibits, fairs, bands, dances and more. Make Lamar work for you!
Rental costs start at only $50.00. individuals offering classes please inquire. Non-profits get a discount. Lamar can be used for private parties, business meetings, non-profit gatherings and for individual classes and events.
Lamar wants the community to start programming efforts. Start a poety slam, or a dance series or a yoga class. Lamar is wheel chair accessible and offers great natural lighting with 8 ft tall windows inside the 14 ft first floor.
Lamar School was originally constructed in 1905 as a one room school house and was later expanded to include the two upper rooms and the front entrance it has today. Lamar School is one of the few turn of the century school houses owned by a non-profit in Wisconsin, serving the local community and available to the public. Today Lamar Community Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit, owns, manages and cares for this building as the center of the organization's mission. Lamar School is proud to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Become A Supporter
Help support Lamar, become a member today! Your financial support goes toward building utilities, insurance and the basic operating expenses. Lamar is an all volunteer organization.
Lamar structural restorations are complete. Phase 2 fundraising to complete the inside finishes begins now for a commercial kitchen, a parking lot and to finish the basement.
Lamar offers forward looking educational arts and cultural programming for all ages to the community. Lamar invites the community to use the building as a gatherings space, for dances, events and meetings.