On Thursday, July 24 at 7:00 pm at the Marion Music Hall, you can see Tabor and Marion as they were in the late 1800s as David Pierce presents “A Visual History of Tabor Academy.” Mr. Pierce, a faculty member at Tabor, will share a series of photographs – taken from yearbooks and other school publications – representing Tabor’s earliest days. The Academy’s story begins with its founding by Elizabeth Taber in 1876, in its original location at the corner of Main and Spring Streets. The tale then continues with the steps taken by Headmaster Lillard in the early 1900s to move Tabor to the sea, a change that made it unique among New England schools. The final photographs in the series show how, after years of hurricanes, Tabor’s latest buildings move back to higher ground.
A question-and-answer period will follow the PowerPoint presentation, which is free and open to the public, with no registration required. Ample parking is available across from the Music Hall (164 Front Street) at Island Wharf Park. For more information, call SHS at 508-748-1116.