Thursday, May 3, 2012

Princeville High School Class of 1922

As the school year is coming to a close, many of us are celebrating graduations.  The seniors at Princeville High School are graduating on May 27 and the Princeville Grade School Junior High Promotion is May 25.  Do you remember your high school or grade school graduation?  What was it like 90 years ago? 

Today, I want to share with you a program from the Princeville High School graduation in 1922.  There were 18 students in the graduating class.  Many of the students were from families who have been in Princeville for decades.  The 3 photos below depict the cover, inside and back cover of the graduation program.  The graduating students were Elizabeth Cheesman, Esther Calhoun, Sherman Cornish, Lucile Cushing, Ruby Cutler, Evelyn Emery, Armond Foster, Mildred Graham, Paul Hough, Leora Kneer, Jennie LaMay, Emily Matthews, Lois McWhorter, Hazel Pierce, Lowell Pierce, Cecile Sheelor, Gladys Taylor, and Maude White. 

In 1922, there were 7 faculty members at the high school. The Princeville High School faculty in 1922 included C.C. Byerly, Wm. T. Axline, Besse DeBord, Francis Jackson, Gertrude French, Danelia Janssen and Harriet Fast.  One thing that hasn't changed since 1922, is that there were 7 members of the Board of Education.  The board members included HL Matthews, HC Rose, Dr. AJ Hawkes, Dr. EE Henson, Edgar Tretheway, Mrs. Charles Auten and Mrs. Etta Kelly.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Princeville Celebrates 175 Years

The 175th Anniversary of the Village of Princeville is this year.  There are many events planned to celebrate this milestone, many of which, are scheduled during Heritage Days which is June 21 to 24 at Stevens Square.  The Princeville Heritage Museum is working with the Princeville Civic Association to help plan all the festivities.  We are especially excited about the reproduction (pictured above) of the panoramic photo of the Princeville Business District .  Hold yesterday in your hands as you remember Princeville's Demisemiseptcentennial.  Cherish our sepia toned memory of downton Princeville circa 1915, available in the 5" x 30" sintra mounted print or an impressive 60-inch print ready for framing.   All proceeds benefit the Princeville Heritage Museum.  These would make great gifts and would be ideal for hanging in your office or conference room.  Photos are available at the Princeville Heritage Museum.  For questions, please call the museum at 385-1916 or email

5" x 30" panoramic photo: $50
8" x 60" panoramic photo: $175