GHS Museum Update
At the end of the summer, we received startling news about our new museum space. In February, we had been told by the district that the size of the new museum was the same as our previous site (3000 sq. ft.), but in September, looking closely at the plans with the actual dimensions on them, we learned that the space is actually one third smaller (less than 2000 sq. ft). The size had been reduced, unbeknownst to the principal or to us.
We can’t describe our disappointment and anger as we try to envision fitting all of our wonderful displays into a much smaller space. A continual sadness for us these past few months is how much we miss sharing the museum with the students, staff, and alumni.
Summer Campus Tours
However, this summer we did share the campus with several classes as part of their reunions. In July, members of the Class of 1958 visited the three benches they purchased to honor beloved teachers Eva McCarthy Quicksall, George Gross, and Tom Warburton. Family members of Eva and George joined them and shared their memories. The group also toured the original school, where they had many classes, reliving their Foothiller.
Perimeter of Room
1920s Large and Small Showcases: Bruce Davidson, Retired Government Teacher
1920s Small Showcase: In Memory of Kenneth Johnson, Class of 1975
Two Baer/Vellone Family Benches: Bill Woolman
The Bibb Family Bench
The Hawkesworth Family Bench
The McWay Family Bench