In June 2007, Lynn and I began a journey into the history of GHS. 14 years later, we have "settled into" the 1950 Girls PE Rec Room and Hallway. We could not have made this move without the help of wonderful friends and family as well as the help of the district maintenance department, especially carpenter Tony Patton.
We thank so many people for their financial support; here are those who funded the new showcases in the museum. (We also have used all of our “old” showcases, 5 large and 4 small. 2 of the large showcases are from the 1950s. Thanks to the district electrician, Greg Kielinen, we have lights in all of the large showcases.)
We hope you visit us soon and share in our enthusiasm for the great love that students, staff, and community have for Grossmont High School.
These 5 Photos show the evolution of the GHS Museum.
The Museum operates solely on donations, which are used to create the Museum displays, to preserve our memorabilia, and to celebrate Grossmont's history.
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The GHS Museum is closed until Fall 2023.
We are available to answer your questions about Foothiller history.
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Connie and Lynn Baer
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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