The Wichita school board has voted unanimously to sell the historic McCormick School and its contents, as well as the land, to the McCormick School Museum, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, for the sum of $1.
The board says the purpose of this transfer of ownership is to ensure the preservation and restoration of the McCormick School for future generations. The ultimate goal is to transform the historic building into a showplace, and develop the McCormick School Museum into a destination attraction.
McCormick School was built in 1890; it's located west of McCormick & Seneca.
An event is planned at the McCormick School on Saturday, August 14, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Food trucks, live music and McCormick T-shirt sales will begin at 11 a.m.; speakers and a ceremonial transfer of ownership will be at 12 p.m. Self-guided tours of McCormick will begin at 1 p.m.