recognition of our work for the community and area children, the
Community Bank of Arizona (now Meridian Bank) donated the historic
Garcia Little Red Schoolhouse to the WCO in the fall of 2003.
red-brick Garcia Schoolhouse was built in 1905 on land donated by Don
Ignacio Garcia, considered the "father of Wickenburg education". The
present building replaced a small wooden building brought from the
Vulture Mine and erected in 1895.
the building houses a pictorial and written history of early education
in and around Wickenburg. We have copies of yearbooks dating back to
1921 and many vintage photographs. Our collection includes copies of
the Board of Trustees Minutes from 1884 - 1930, and written oral
histories of former students of the school. There is a replica of a
schoolroom from the early 1900s on display. The exhibit was created in
collaboration with the Desert Caballeros Western Museum.
Schoolhouse also serves as the offices of the WCO and our music
Garcia Little Red Schoolhouse is on the National Register of Historic
Places and is open to visitors
Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm , in
historic downtown Wickenburg at 245 N. Tegner St.