First Quarter in Review

In January, the Garner History Museum at the Depot hosted a tour for a group of students and teachers who produce the “Garner Chronicles” podcast. The students and their teachers represented South Garner High School, East Garner Middle School and Vandora Springs Elementary School. We are excited to know such a great group of students who are interested in Garner’s past, present, and future!

Black History Month in February was recognized with a special display of artifacts from Garner Colored High School (later Garner Consolidated School) which were provided by alumna Eunice Avery. The Museum also screened the video recording of “68,” the play by Garner native Tim Stevens about the merging of the black Garner Consolidated and white Garner High Schools into a brand new, desegregated campus. We also screened an interesting panel discussion hosted by the North Carolina Museum of History on the making of the PBS-NC documentary on Rosenwald Schools.

In March, GAHS collaborated with Southeast Regional Library on a great presentation for Women’s History Month. Judy Bass worked with the library staff on compiling information about several Garner women, past and present, who have shaped our community. The SERL staff created an outstanding exhibit of these notable women. You are sure to recognize the women featured.

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