Timeline of Yuba School

-- The Anishnaabek were the original inhabitants. Native Americans lived in a village beside Yuba Creek.

1852 - First settlers built a log home.

1859 - Committee formed to start a school.

1869 - East Bay District #2 purchased land from Lydia King.

1870 - Construction began on the Yuba one-room schoolhouse.

1901 - School added a second classroom.

1964 - Yuba school is closed.

1965 - Annexed to Elk Rapids Schools.

1981 - Elk Rapids Schools gave a 99 year lease to Yuba Women’s Club.
ER approved giving the 99-year lease to Yuba Heritage Society.

1987 - Yuba Heritage Society agreed to transfer lease to Acme Township.

1988 - Acme Township paid for a new porch with wheelchair ramp.

1989 - Acme Civic Association paid for painting the building and a new roof.

1990 - Yuba School registered as Michigan Historic Site No. L1745.

2003 - Inventoried artifacts and stored boxes of books in Elk Rapids.

2009 - Yuba Historic Society formed.

2010 - Cornerstone Architects prepared project drawings.

2012 - Asbestos was removed from the schoolhouse.

2013 - Basement upgrade started.