MRHS’ 50th Anniversary – September 24, 2023 Birthday Gala
Of course we had a birthday cake!
Well, we were founded in 1973… Board member Nancy Potter and her husband and our DJ, Larry, got in the spirit!
What year is this again?!
The Anniversary Committee: Lynn Schroder, Steve Menno, Carol Ambrosch, Grace Cleere (co-chair), Larry Potter (DJ), and Nancy Potter (co-chair)
Charter member Niel Spillane
Charter members Kathleen O’Beirne, her guest Kay Janney, and Peter and Karen Stuart
Charter members Lynne and Andrew Langlois
Charter members Andrew Langlois (with his 1986 charter member ID card) and Judith Cady
Charter member Bill Peterson shared some words about the early days of MRHS
Charter member Mike Messick
Mystic Vinyl DJ Larry Potter rolling out the tunes of the ’70s (above)
The 50th Anniversary program (left)
Our CT state representative Aundre Bumgardner and his wife, Kayla, joined us for the evening to celebrate
Yes, people danced!
MRHS’ 50th Anniversary – 2023 Mystic Irish Parade
To celebrate MRHS’ 50th anniversary, we walked in the Mystic Irish Parade on March 19, 2023. Here our group is staged and ready to move out. Thanks to Lenny Bellet and John Parry for carrying our banner and to Robert Boris for carrying our replica 26-star 1839 American flag.
Many thanks to Ginny Wydler for driving her convertible festooned with the MRHS logo. MRHS vice president Marilyn Comrie rode shotgun.
It got windy on West Main Street!
Mystic’s 350th Anniversary
In 2004, Mystic celebrated its 350th anniversary with a year of programs and events. MRHS’ entry in the Big Parade was its model of Portersville Academy, along with a vintage classroom and a vintage teacher.
Groton’s 300th Anniversary
Downtown Mystic Today
Today the view of our famous bridge is framed on East Main Street by the new incarnation of the Hoxie House Hotel on the left, and S&P Oyster House on the right.
Downtown Mystic 1912
In 1912 East Main Street was still a dirt road and ladies still wore long
dresses, leg-o-mutton sleeves, and picture hats. Power lines
and fire hydrants had already made their appearances.