Local Traditions: From Thanksgiving Day Games to School Yearbooks
Of all the local Thanksgiving traditions celebrated in Falmouth, many townspeople look forward to heading over to Guv Fuller Field on Thanksgiving morning to help cheer on the Clippers as they battle to “bring home a victory to Falmouth High.” Indeed, for many Lawrence High and Falmouth High alumni, the Thanksgiving Day Football Game holds a special place in their hearts for it not only represents the long standing rivalry between Falmouth and Barnstable High Schools (dating back to 1895), but “the game” is also traditionally known as an annual event at which to meet and catch up with former classmates. It is a time when classmates can reunite and reminisce about the good old days at “dear old Falmouth.”
That is why this Thanksgiving season the Library is especially happy to announce the recent accession of the Falmouth Public School Digital Yearbook Collection. With some editions dating as far back as 1915, the Collection includes the Lawrencian, the Clipper Compact, and a few editions of The Voice of the L.H.S. and The Broadcaster, the Falmouth Junior High School’s yearbook.
The actual digitization project was federally funded by the Library Services and Technology Act Grant through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and is administered by the Boston Public Library and hosted by the Internet Archive.
So whether you’re remembering the good old days or doing research, the digitized yearbooks are a great addition to our Digital Archives and serve as a perfect example of the Library’s commitment to provide collections that are accessible and responsive to community needs and interests, especially local collections.*
*Print editions of the yearbooks are also available and will be back in the library after the full digitization process is complete by the end of November.