1952 Time Capsule From Former Ferguson Junior High School Students Unveiled at Ferguson Middle School
The Ferguson-Florissant School District hosted a special presentation at the January meeting of the District’s Board of Education at Ferguson Middle School on Jan. 9. The presentation featured the unveiling of the original cornerstone and a time capsule from the former Ferguson Junior High School, placed in the school at the time of its construction in 1952 by members of the eighth-grade graduating class of 1953. More than 150 alumni, current and former staff, students, families and members of the community attended the event.
Seven members of the eighth-grade graduating class of 1953 joined current and former students and staff for the meeting.
The former class president of the class of 1953, John Schultz, and another member of the class, Richard Carden, presented a poster to the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education containing group photos of the classes that placed the time capsule. Five more members of the class of 1953 were also in attendance.
In addition to the cornerstone and time capsule, other artifacts were on display at the meeting, including enlargements of the scrolls contained in the time capsule; yearbooks, school newspapers and scrapbooks from Ferguson High School circa 1952-1957, and a 1989 yearbook from Ferguson Middle School documenting the school’s rebuilding following a fire that swept through the west wing of the school in 1988. That event led to the initial discovery of the time capsule behind the school’s cornerstone.
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