HISTORY PMSS Summary 1974-1975

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 04: HISTORIES
1937-2000 HISTORY PMSS Summaries

HISTORY PMSS Summary 1974-1975

Tags: History PMSS summary 1974-1975, staff, interns, events, Title III ESEA workshops, folk dancing, spinning bees, textile workshops, volunteers, homecoming, facilities usage, landmarks, donation offer, trustees

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History of the Pine Mountain Settlement School

Staff Members:

Boyd Boggs, Maintenance
Matthew Boggs, Night Watchman
Ruth Boggs, Supervisor of Laurel House and Guest House, Bookkeeper
Bill Brannan, Environmental Education Coordinator
Laurranell Brannan, E. E. Staff
Asbel Browning, Maintenance
Lorraine Browning, Laurel House
Jess Cornett, Maintenance
Afton Garrison, E. E. staff
Philip Greene, E. E. staff
Alice Harris, Laurel House
E. Gilbert Lewis, Maintenance
Omer Lewis, Maintenance Supervisor & Farm Manager
Naomi Lucas, West Wind, Laurel House
Ethel Middleton, Laurel House
Mary Rogers, Librarian, E. E. Summer Coordinator, Staff
Burton Rogers, Director Emeritus
Marlyn Smith, Maintenance
Shirley Deane Turner, Secretary
Ella Wilder, Office Receptionist
Mildred Wilder, Laurel House
Alvin Boggs, Director

Traditional Events:  Community Fair, Nativity Play

Interns: Cami Hamilton, Nancy Reed, Rob Belser

Other Events:

Title III ESEÀ workshops: 1 for librarians, 1 for teachers of practical arts, 1 for social studies teachers.

Community folk dance parties. A group went to Berea for the Mountain Folk Festival.

Wildflower and Bird Week-ends, Summer Spinning Bee, led by local craftswoman Sarah Bailey and members of the Kentucky Weaver’s Guild. 119 attenders went through all the old time intricate processes of shearing the sheep, carding and spinning the wool into yarn, dyeing yarn with vegetable dyes, and finally weaving the patterns. Textile Workshop.

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30 high school students from Michigan furnished the paint and labor to re-paint Burkham School House. Young people from a Berea church cleaned the swimming pool, improved the grounds, and helped plant cane.

The first annual Homecoming was organized in August, with more than 100 students from every decade and program of PMSS since 1913 in attendance.

Boy Scout outdoor activities included a canoe trip to Red River Gorge. Young women of staff and community formed an exercise club. Homemakers continued their meetings. A Sunday School and Church group used Burkham School House and the Chapel.

The Kentucky Heritage Commission declared “The William Creech House” and “The Adrian Metcalfe House” to be “Kentucky Landmarks Worthy of Preservation.”

A special Board Meeting in Berea March 7, 1975, considered the proposal of Mr. Clyde Bennett, Harlan County (son of early Pine Mountain student Fairanna Day Bennett Creech) to make a gift of $100,000.00 for a home for homeless children. Many questions were raised, including total funds needed for such a project, current recommendations for family or family-type placements instead of institutional placements, and alternative suggestions of a Harian County program for Emotionally Disturbed Children, such as the one Preston Lewis is involved with.

Mrs. Wilma Stokely was nominated by the Berea Board of Trustees as a representative on the Pine Mountain Board of Trustees. The PMSS Board voted acceptance.

A group of Berea student teachers lived at Pine Mountain, taught at Green Hills.

An “Appreciation dinner” for Harlan County friends was held in May, 1975.

A 4-Square Gospel camp was held at PMSS during summer. The Dayton Church camp came July 20-16.

GALLERY: HISTORY PMSS Summary 1974-1974

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