The class had a chance to see gems from the school’s history on display in the cabinets and take a peek into the archival storage area where almost 80 years of YHS history awaits processing!
Archivist Susannah Smith noted that the girls were very curious about the photos, artifacts and uniforms on display. They took particular interest in the boy’s uniform, school jewellery, the green and white gingham dress that the junior girls wore from the 30s through the 70s, the bloomers and pumpkin (gym) suit from the 1960s, and the fact that York House girls used to wear ties.
A 1975 photo of St. George’s boys and York House girls competing on Reach for the Top spawned a lively discussion about whose brothers were currently attending St. George’s.
The museum provides a fascinating look through York House’s history…a must-see for all Yorkies!
Museum: 8:30-4:00pm Monday to Friday.
Archives: By appointment only: firstname.lastname@example.org.