Volume Four  Issue One  January 2019
The History Center on Main Street
 83 and 61 North Main Street
Mansfield, PA
The Museum of Us
The History Center on Main Street
Director- Joyce M. Tice: President - Deb Talbot Bastian: V.P - Amy Welch
They Left Their Names in Mansfield
All the people whose names appear on these Mansfield signs graduated from Mansfield High School. Can you match the signs with the very young faces?
Click here to read about the people who are commemorated.
Upcoming Events
Basketball Excitement Mounts for Mansfield High School During January of 1969
A number of historical events occurred during January of 1969 but nothing in the national and international news got more attention in Mansfield than the success of the Mansfield High School Tigers boys basketball team. Under the direction of head coach Rich Miller, the Tigers got 44 points from Tom McMillen with Stan Heinrich adding 10 points in an 84-51 win over North Penn and beat Williamsport 72-46 in the first month of 1969. McMillen, who was named Sport magazine Teen Athlete of the Month, would be honored at the annual Elmira Sports Banquet late in the month sharing the dais with legendary Olympic sprinter Jesse Owens and Ron Swoboda of the World Champion 1969 New York Mets.

Join us March 14th and 15th for an open house commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of this milestone in Mansfield's History - The PA State Basketball Championship.
Following are 2018 deaths we know about for MHS Alum with the graduation year. You can find the obituaries on the individual   class pages.

1935 Rex Alfred Elder 1917/2018 -Read about Rex's remarkable career as an engineer for the Tennessee Valley Authority - Builder of Dams. 
1940 Ruth Eugina McKay-Tice 1921/2018
1941 Edna Rich Purvis-Chamberlain 1923/2018
1943 Alfred J. Wilcox Jr. 1925/2018
1944 Rexford Henry Oldroyd 1926/2018
1949 Lucille Ellen Giles-Brown 1931/2018
1949 Ernestine Soporowski 1931/2018
1950 Ronald David Sick 1933/2018
1952 Donna Zenger-Peffer 1934/2018
1953 Sheila Jean Brown-Crittenden 1935/2018
1954 Virginia Phyllis Creeley-Fessler 1936/2018
1955 Richard Dale Husted 1936/2018
1956 Jeffrey Young          2018
1957 Loren Merle Kendrick 1939/2018
1959 Mary Jane Colegrove-Taylor 1941/2018
1959 Monica A. Maneval-Boinski 1941/2018
1959 Richard Lamar Roupp 1941/2018
1960 Charles Richard Miller 1942/2018
1960 Lorraine Townsend 1942/2018
1962 John Henry McNaney , Jr 1944/2018
1963 Michael Jaquish                    2018
1964 William VanOrden 1946/2018
1969 Patrick A. Dandois 1949/2018
1969 David Jaquish 1951/2018
1979 Joanne Hagar 1961/2018
School-Museum Alliance
The Museum of Us

We are in a partnership this semester with Dr.Whitecraft's MU class which is working on designing curriculum for young students around museum artifacts.
Barn Charm Quilt Blocks craft class
Sunday, February 17th at 1:00 the History Center is hosting another creative workshop! Barn Charm quilt blocks are 2' x 2' wood designs that are painted with exterior paint so that they can be placed on your barn, shed, patio, etc. Of course, they could also go inside your home, too. They remind me of Hex Signs that were seen on barns through out Pennsylvania in the past.  
The workshop is from 1:00 until 5:00 and the cost is $35 which includes all materials. The class instructor, Nina Sakers, will have the design drawn on the wood. We will create our own unique design through our choice of colors. Examples of Barn Charms are below. 
Space is limited due to the large size of the project , so let me know if you want to reserve a spot. A couple past workshop participants have already signed up! Call or e-mail soon! 570-662-2955, dtbastian@yahoo.com .
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