At Rangnes school you can find a collection of books, artefacts and equipment from most of the schools in the county.
In 1827, the gouvernment passed a new school law, stating that there should be built permanent schools in rural areas, but Smøla was one of the places that was allowed an extention. The requirement was changed when the new school law was passed in 1860, and now Smøla also had to start building permanent schools.
The teachers could now attend teacher training schools, also called seminars. This was a big change from the norm of self-taught schoolmasters.