Hello from the Museum! It was cool enough here yesterday to run the furnace, a sure sign of things to come. Even so, I hope we can all enjoy some terrific weather before the next bout of rain settles in.
Reminiscences Volume 12 is now available at the Museum and in our on-line store! This most recent edition features 113 pages of historical pieces on such diverse topics as the Toll House Restaurant, a trip to the remains of Flyaway Pond, memories from the late Lee Williams about the Easton Jaycees, The Easton Nursing Association by Hazel Varella, a few ghost stories along the Bay Road, and many other writings. Thanks to a very generous donation from Mrs. Carol Misiewicz in memory of her late husband Dr. Robert Misiewicz to offset the cost of printing, we are able to offer the book for $10.
The Easton Community Calendar is also available at the Museum and other fine establishments around town. Free for the taking, and made possible by the North Easton Savings Bank, the calendar follows the school year and is full of information on Easton organizations, elected and appointed officials, Easton school sports, and other groups. Dates for meetings are included on the calendar pages as well as school events, vacations, early release days, etc.
Today I am attaching two more photos from the 1968 Gym Jam. These photos are among materials donated in memory of the late Tim Carlson. The events captured on film are the Boys Pyramid, and a tribute to the 1968 Olympics. The pyramid looks like a feat of engineering as much as it was a feat of athleticism. More than twenty-five young men, along with some apparatus and well placed wood supports, enable the pyramid to be created. Balance, combined with strength and stamina, allow this remarkable form to take shape. One small mis-step, and disaster results. Note that there are very few mats to cushion one's landing should misfortune strike!
In the following photo, below the familiar Olympic banner, the boys are painted in gold and pose to represent a number of Olympic events. How many different events do you see here? In those days, both summer and winter Olympics were held in the same calendar year, so sports from both Olympics were being represented.
Next week I will share two more photos from the Gym Jam. As always, names are needed if you recognize any of these fine athletes!
Stay safe and well,
Curator: Frank Meninno