The Karlsborg School is an actual Burnett County Swedish one-room schoolhouse built in 1887. Located in Lincoln Township, it was attended by children from the Grantsburg area.
The Karlsborg School is open during our regular season for self-guided, free-of-charge tours. Photographs of both schools and group photos of children are arranged by townships; plus, there is an informative display with poignant quotes from Burnett County senior citizens who attended some of these very schools! You will definitely want to spend some time enjoying this excellent exhibit!
The Karlsborg School was donated to the Burnett County Historical Society
and moved to its present Forts Folle Avoine site in 2000. The Historical Society then undertook the task of renovating Karlsborg School and returned it to its Swedish log construction. A teacher's desk and chair originally from Karlsborg School were generously contributed by local residents, Tom and Mona Johnson, to begin the classroom's re-creation. The Historical Society continues its efforts to place early 19th century classroom furnishings within the classroom and is grateful for students' desks, the recitation bench, and other items that make the school come alive for today's visitors.
Teachers planning School Field Trips
surely will want students to experience the Karlsborg School in their visit to Forts Folle Avoine. Also, a fascinating exhibit in the Visitors Center
displays actual early textbooks, early educational materials, and even visiting supervisor's assessments of specific schools!
Within the Karlsborg School visitors will delight in perusing photographs of places and persons they may well remember. Should a viewer wish to share knowledge or memories, please know that the Burnett County Historical Society would welcome your input!