The date July 8 has been proclaimed by Governor Pete Ricketts as One Room Schoolhouse Day in Nebraska. Sara Crook, a professor of History and Political Science at Peru State College kicked off the One Room School Conference held at Peru State College on July 8 with a presentation on “It all Started Here.” Peru State College was Nebraska’s first Teachers College. However, at that time, it was considered as a normal college. Daniel Dailey one questioned what a normal school was, but he said that if it had anything to do with education he was all for it. Dailey and T.J. Majors both pushed for having a normal school at Peru State College. In 1921, Peru State Normal College was changed to Peru State Teachers’ College and later became known as Peru State College.