Gayle Rasmussen-Gaylord ‘64
Legacy Administrative Manager
Legacy Exhibit Availability
Come on by – we have NEW HOURS and new items!
- OPEN TUESDAYS from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- LOCATED inside the San Juan High School Cafeteria Building.
- PLEASE NOTE: Visitors need to check into the San Juan High School Administration front office before entering the school grounds.
- PARKING in Back Lot: From Greenback Lane, north onto Mariposa, just past the football field on the left; walk past the Boys Gym, the Senior Square and you will see the cafeteria on your left.
SJAA Legacy Exhibit – Reopens & Rejuvenated
The SJAA Legacy Exhibit has been Rejuvenated!
First and foremost, we want to give a big shoutout to our pioneer Exhibiters, Eltha (Tremp) Hannum ’49, Louise (Ennenga) Brown ’52, Robert Nielsen ’58 and Jerry Still ’60 who initiated the Exhibit project over ten years ago. We also want to recognize Teena Stern, a professional curator and community supporter who advised the team on several museum-related protocols and procedures.
At the General Meeting in August, we presented service awards to our founding exhibitors. Eltha, Louise and Jerry have worked on exhibit projects every week for the past ten years. They did an amazing job gathering a lot of memorabilia. Robert has lovingly cared for our most prized possession – the antique clock that ran the bells in the original school. We hope you enjoy what they’ve done on your next Legacy Exhibit tour.
We have added new signage, state, and national flags, and one display case that will be devoted to each class reunion that tours the Exhibit such as the Class of 1952 seen above. Reunion Committees will be given the opportunity to add their own memorabilia to the case.
During the rejuvenation efforts, more SJHS memorabilia was placed in areas for easy viewing as current students, board members and the Class of ‘52 have been able to experience. The Class of ’52 graduates spent a lot of time researching our 100 plus copies of annuals for family members that also graduated from SJHS. They are coming back to do more research. These alum’s huddled together to share the enjoyment of their finds and stories.
The Class of 1962 is planning a visit to the Exhibit during their upcoming reunion in October. Two other reunions are currently scheduling their visits. We encourage you to visit the Exhibit, which is available after 3:30 on school days and scheduled times on Saturdays. Gayle is your exhibit contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rejuvenation team spent every week this summer preparing materials and then applying them to the exhibit. Thank you to Gayle Rasmussen-Gaylord ’64, Lynn Townsend-Adams ’73 and her husband, Randy Adams ’73, Emil Urac ’64, John Peacock ’64, Larry Fritz ’73, Jerry Still ‘60 and Teena Stern for their hard work!
We are looking for alumni who are interested in helping with displays so we can rotate them more frequently. They typically take just a few hours of effort. We identify the display theme, pull the materials together and then spend time on Tuesday mornings assembling the display. It is fun and provides lots of trips down memory lane. Think about joining us!
History of the San Juan Legacy Exhibit
The Legacy Exhibit Room opened in 2013. Come in and browse through the 100-year history of San Juan High School. Look up old classmates; check out Who’s Who, and find out what is going on with former graduates. See lots of history of the San Juan area, feeder schools, and pioneer families. There are also books written by former students about the communities around the school. Many former teachers were also students of San Juan.
Purpose of the San Juan Legacy Exhibit
The purpose of the Legacy Exhibit is to educate the local community about the history of San Juan High School. To achieve this goal, we collect, preserve and exhibit artifacts, memorabilia and publications from the school’s alumni, teachers, students and administrative staff.
Volunteer Docents Wanted: If you are interested in becoming a docent, please contact Jerry Still, ’60. Even an hour or two on an as-needed basis is helpful.
Display Case Sponsorship: If you would like to spon-sor a display case, five cases are available at $250/case. Sponsorship benefits Legacy Exhibit programs.
Please contact one of the Legacy Exhibit committee members.
SJAA Thanks Teena Stern!
We are grateful for the support provided by Teena Stern, Volunteer Archivist for the City of Citrus Heights. Teena assists us to use available space and ensures that we are linked to the rest of the Citrus Heights community.
The San Juan Story DVD
Purchase your copy for just $16 OR purchase in the Legacy Room at San Juan High School for just $12.
We are on our third printing; everyone loves this 45 minute video of the history of San Juan High School!
Gayle Rasmussen-Gaylord ‘64
Legacy Administrative Manager
“Over the last several months, the Legacy Exhibit has been revitalized. We made changes to the displays, added new items and created a Spartan Veterans/First Responder’s Honor Wall. Our new hours of operation are Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.In addition, we are available for tours with prior arrangements. We will be selling San Juan shirts, sweatshirts, cookbooks, DVD’s and yearbooks. If you are interested in any of the sale items, tours, or want to contribute items for the Exhibit, contact me at email@example.com“.
SJAA Legacy Exhibit Volunteers
Louise Brown ’52, Jerry Still ’60, Val Baxter ’60,
Eltha Hannum ’49 and Bobbie Wickman ’49
Legacy Exhibit Items for Sale
Alumni “polo” style shirts for both men and women, $25.00 each
Class Yearbooks from 1934 to 2008; $10.00 each – Yearbooks are a great way to bring back fond memories!
Award Winning San Juan Culinary Arts Recipe Books – just $5