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Shannan Koucherik and Arloa Gerber prepare Sunday to work on the one-room schoolhouse in Lay. Kourcherik and Gerber are members of the Augusta Wallihan Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which recently purchased the schoolhouse for $10. The group plans to open a museum on the site in the future.

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Local DAR chapter buys Lay schoolhouse, envisions museum

Shannan Koucherik stood Sunday outside the one-room schoolhouse in Lay, admiring the building and recalling her first visit to the site more than a year ago. “I just fell in love with it,” Koucherik said. “The wind was blowing through the broken windows and there were shreds of curtains still up. “I just thought, ‘This could really be something.’”

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