HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEEKING YOUR HELP
by Terry A. Priest
All the alumni of Johnstown-Monroe High School can look forward to this year’s
gathering at the High School Gym on June 8. The doors will open at 5:30 and dinner will be served about 6 pm or so. The program will include the traditional format of honoring the fifty year class, The Class of 1963. Other classes will be recognized as well. Three and four generation families of JHS graduates should make it a point to gather for this event. All will be videotaped and become a part of the Bicentennial School History dvd that is going to be available probably next spring or perhaps by the end of this year.
Encourage your classmates to make a point of attending this year’s event. At this time the Johnstown Historical Society is looking to complete its collection of graduation programs. We have those from 1944, ‘45, ’47, ‘48, ‘51, ‘56, ‘57, ’58, ‘63, ‘64, ‘66, ‘67, ‘69. and 1970 – 2102. If the graduation program you have somewhere is in black and white, you can loan it to us, we will make a replica and return the original to you.
Another collection we have is graduation invitations. We have 1942, ’44, ’61, ’74, ’78, 2009, and 2010. If you have any of the ones we are missing, we would love to have them.
Surprising as it may seem, we have more of the really older graduation invitations, programs, and souvenirs. Let us know if you have one not from this list:
1894, 1900, 1911, 1912, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1925, and 1927. You will note that these were held at the Opera House because the old Academy on Kasson and College had no large area to observe these events. After 1927, all graduation events were held in the new High School on Maple and Oregon.
Graduation and Class Reunion pictures and directories. are always worth preserving. Any old school photos (grade school composites too) are welcomed. We also collect programs from plays, banquets, and special events. If you are not sure, contact 740-967-8721. Be included.