Montgomery Schoolhouse History
Montgomery Schoolhouse was founded in the fall of 1971, the name and trademark taken from the old and long-vacant Montgomery (Vermont) schoolhouse, the first plant and offices. The company was well on its way to becoming America’s leading producer of craft-quality wooden toys when, on the night of July 20, 1973, the schoolhouse burned to the ground. Before long things were back up and running in a rented barn and then in a new woodworking plant.
The hallmark of Montgomery Schoolhouse was always the design, production and marketing to wooden toys of good old-fashioned quality. Eastern white pine and rock maple are the base materials used, both found in abundance in the region.
Initially, the toys had a clear finish applied to their simple and classic designs. In the 1980’s, consumer tastes changed and a more colorful, decorated product line was developed. Today bright, primary colors can be found on nearly all products with most having fun details printed on them.
In 2001, Montgomery Schoolhouse became a part of Maple Landmark Woodcraft. We plan to carry on the tradition of these great toys with a special emphasis of continued production right here in our special state of Vermont.
With products sold in nearly 2000 specialty toy and gift stores locations nationwide, you can likely find a dealer near you!