March 2018 History Series Speaker: Sharon Jennings, former TCAPS Teacher

A colored postcard of Traverse City High School, ca. 1886-1920. From the Edith Comstock Scrapbook.

Join us on Sunday, March 18th, 1-2 p.m., for our next History Series event. Sharon Jennings, a retired Traverse City Area Public Schools elementary teacher, will trace the history of public schools in Traverse City from their humble beginning in a log cabin to TCAPS’ present day set up of 17 schools.

Have you ever wondered where Traverse City’s first school was located?  Did you know that two Traverse City schools have been destroyed by fire?  That today’s Ida Tompkins Administration building was once a school?  That at one time Traverse City boasted 18 public elementary schools?  Come to the TAHS’ March program and discover the history behind these and other “fun facts” about Traverse City’s public school system.

Our monthly History Series meetings take place in the McGuire Room at Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City. These events are free and open to the public.

As a reminder, Our Intrepid Board of Directors meets on the first Tuesday of every month, from 6-7:30pm at 627 Eastwood Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686. We would love to see you there!

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February 2018 History Series Speaker: Former Clinch Park employee Jenny Loup; Spring 2018 Newsletter

Postcard from the Historical Society collection at Traverse Area District Library, ca. 1945.

Join us on Sunday, February 18th, 1-3 p.m., for our next History Series event. Jenny Loup, a former employee of Clinch Park with a history degree from the University of Michigan, will be speaking on the history of Clinch Park in Traverse City. Ms. Loup was present for the last days of the Clinch Park Zoo, and looks forward to reminiscing and discussing trends in Traverse City growth with the audience.

Our monthly History Series meetings take place in the McGuire Room at Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City. These events are free and open to the public.

As a reminder, Our Intrepid Board of Directors meets on the first Tuesday of every month, from 6-7:30pm at 627 Eastwood Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686. We would love to see you there!

The Board has released the latest Society Newsletter as well, please enjoy! Whether you are interested in upcoming events, the evolving future of the Society, the state of the Historical Society collection, or how to get involved, the newsletter is jam packed with important information.