k.k. Klöppelschule Prettau
The Imperial and Royal School of lace-making Prettau
Almost simultaneously with the closure of the copper mine, a lace-making school was opened in Prettau in December 1893. Anna Mittermair was appointed as the teacher. She was paid by the state for the duration of the individual courses. The funds for this were obtained via the governor's office from the tax office in Taufers. The activities of the school were supervised by the local priest of Prettau, Kleinlercher. The bobbin lace school mainly trained girls and young women. The courses were mostly held from December to February. As head of the school, Anna Mittermair had to report regularly to the Ministry of Culture in Vienna.