Built in 1909, the West Butte Schoolhouse is one of the last remaining structures of the once vibrant community of West Butte and the only remaining one-room schoolhouse in Sutter County.
When Sutter County donated the schoolhouse to SBRLT in 2005, we knew the historic background and iconic setting of this schoolhouse needed to be preserved.
On April 19, 2016, the schoolhouse was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is now included in a list of our nation’s cultural resources worthy of preservation. It is now up to us as a community to restore this property so future generations can enjoy a piece of local history.
WAYS TO HELP
Make a Contribution: Our current fundraising goal is to raise $20,000 in the next year to cover the next steps in the rehabilitation process, which include preparation of a Historic Building Report, Treatment Plan, and cost estimate.
Donate Materials, Supplies, or Equipment: We need wheelbarrows, hedge clippers, rakes, shovels, work gloves – you name it!
Fundraising or Grant Writing: Put your writing and people skills to good use!
Volunteers: Find us on Volunteermatch.org and Like us on Facebook for upcoming cleanup dates! Looks great on college applications too.
Take a look at the amazing job Boy Scout Troop 389 recently did!