Historical Society to visit ‘LHS 1970’ at annual meeting, Jan. 28 x

LACONIA — The Laconia Historical and Museum Society  will hold its annual meeting, followed by a program on the “Laconia High School Class of 1970,” at the Taylor Community’s Woodside Facility, Tuesday, Jan. 28, beginning at 6 p.m.

Both the annual meeting and program are free and open to the public, with a special invitation to members of the LHS class of 1970 and the other classes from that era.

Patrick Tierney, executive director of the historical society and a member of the LHS class of 1970. styles the program a “history rally and early 50th gathering,” in advance of the class reunion to be held later in the year.

He adds that the class was “known for outstanding athletes, scholastic achievement, Up Up and Away, Civic Pride, Diversity and Overcrowdedness — which posed a problem.” The latter is a reference to the overcrowding documented in mid-December 1967, when 899 students exceeded the 850-student capacity of the High School and eight teachers had no assigned rooms.