Friday, November 03, 2017

TOP STORY >> Cabot High exhibit on school history

Cabot Museum of American History

What were the colors of Cabot schools before they were changed to red and white? And what was the school mascot previous to becoming Panthers?

You can learn the answer to these two questions and more by visiting the newest exhibit developed by the staff of Cabot Public Schools’ Museum of American History now on display in the high school library.

In the exhibit, titled “the ABC’s of Cabot Schools,” you will find an interesting collection of artifacts and documents dating back to the founding of the school in the 1870s.

You can take a look at the earliest known school yearbook, the 1928 Cannonball. Examine a small silver cup given to the school founder, Professor G. W. Newton, by his appreciative students in 1884.

The display includes photos, documents letter sweaters, jerseys from championship teams, a cannon once fired after each touchdown and items from the 1982 Miss USA, Cabot High’s own Terri Utley.

You can even watch a video shot during school football games and student gatherings in the 1950s. These are just a few of the approximately 100 items on display. All of these items have been collected by the museum staff over the years and are preserved in the museum’s collection.

The exhibit will be on display during regular school hours through January. The exhibit was developed by student museum interns Payton Dhooge, Chloe Smith and Isaac Wolter.

The museum staff is always interested in obtaining items associated with school history. To donate historical items and memorabilia email