The Verden Separate School

315 E Ada Sipuel Ave
Chickasha, OK 73018
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The Verden Separate School

Address:
315 E Ada Sipuel Ave
Chickasha, OK 73018
Phone:
405-224-5297
Phone:
405-224-1953
Office Fax:
405-224-1935

Take a journey back in time to a rural, early 1900s African American one-room schoolhouse. The Verden Separate School, located in Chickasha, is a rare, 100-year-old historic school that still retains its original floors and walls. Known as "a room with a vision," this schoolhouse was constructed by Allen Toles, a black farmer that built it on his farm for his children and other African American youth to attend. 

The Verden Separate School was constructed in 1910 near Verden before being re-located to nearby Chickasha in 2004. In 2005, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since then, the school has been preserved and restored as an important part of early Grady County and Oklahoma African American history. The stories passed down by ancestors of students of this schoolhouse include tales of agricultural work and education during that time period. Admission is free; however, donations are appreciated.

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Hours

Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed daily 11:30am-12:30pm. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment or tour.
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