Night at the Farrar Schoolhouse: Maxwell, Iowa -- April 7, 2012
Join American Hauntings for our First Night at this Eerie School!
Night at the Farrar Schoolhouse
April 7, 2012 -- 8:00 PM to Sunrise
11125 NE 134th Avenue - Maxwell, Iowa


Join American Hauntings and American Ghost Society Iowa Rep Steven Tracy for a chilling overnight at what is becoming known as one of the most active locations in the state -- the Farrar Schoolhouse in Maxwell! Spend the night looking for the ghosts of this former -- and very haunted -- schoolhouse with a limited number of ghost hunters during a private ghost hunt at the building. Find out if the place is really as haunted as so many people claim and perhaps come face to face with one of the former students and staff members of the school! The evening will include a short tour of the school, followed by an all-night ghost hunt at a place that is starting to earn its reputation as one of Iowa's "most haunted." The haunting experience begins at 8:00 p.m. on April 7 and continues until sunrise -- or until the last guests flee the school!
Reservations: $65 Per Person
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History: The Farrar Schoolhouse got its starts in 1919 when a local man named C.G. Geddes agreed to donate 6 acres of his farm for a new school that would merge all of the area's rural, one-room schoolhouses under one roof as the Washington Township Consolidated School District. The cornerstone of the building was laid in 1921 and the school was dedicated a year later on April 1, 1922. A grand celebration with food and live music was held and hundreds attended from all over the countryside -- although not all were pleased with the new building and its $100,000 price tag. 
One disgruntled citizen refused to attend the celebration calling it a “monument to the arrogance and vanity of the school board,” with its boiler heating, electric lights, and indoor bathroom facilities. The old one-room schoolhouse was good enough for him!

The school operated for many years, although enrollment steadily declined with the shrinking of the nearby towns. The town of Farrar was eventually absorbed into Maxwell, Iowa and a decision was made to close down the school. On May 3, 2002, another grand banquet was held in honor of the school and its alumni and the schoolhouse closed its doors for the last time. The old school sat empty until December of 2006 when  Jim and Nancy Oliver purchased the building.  It became their home with hopes of slowly restoring  the school to its original appearance and layout.
And that's when they realized that the place was haunted....

Hauntings:  Today, the 17,000 square foot Farrar Schoolhouse forlornly looks out over a town that now is home to no more than 30 people. Across the road is an old cemetery, the only part of town that has seen any growth in years. Empty streets, quiet corners and abandoned buildings are the remaining reminders of what used to be.

The Farrar Schoolhouse Ghost Hunt Includes:
* Overnight Access to Farrar Schoolhouse 
* Private Ghost Hunt with American Hauntings Guides
* History & Hauntings of the site
* Bring Your Own Snacks & Drinks (No alcohol allowed!)
* Bring Your Own Ghost Hunting Equipment
* Flashlights Required
 
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After sitting empty for five years, Jim and Nancy Oliver purchased the crumbling old school with hopes of restoring the place and making it their home. It soon became obvious that they were not in the building alone. Over the decades, students and employees had reported hearing voices, slamming doors and see strange figures in the hallways and stairwells. The Olivers put little stock in such stories until one say when Nancy became unsteady on some stairs and felt a solid hand on her shoulder that helped her catch her balance. She turned to thank her husband for help -- to find there was no one there! Since that time, the Olivers -- and others -- have had many other weird experiences.

Visitors have told many strange stories about the school, including disembodied voices, phantom footsteps, knocking, tapping and ringing sounds, cries, yells, laughter and even sightings of full-blown apparitions! Will you be adding your own accounts and evidence to the Haunting at the Farrar Schoolhouse? Join us for our upcoming private event and see if you have the nerve to spend the night at this haunted location!