Tomales High School

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For fifty years after the establishment of the local grammar schools in the region, students had to travel to distant towns and board away from home to attend high school. As secondary education became more important, the need for an alternative was clear. Local residents took matters into their own hands and Tomales High School — two rooms and twenty-three students — opened on August 5th 1912.

Our exhibit formally opened at the museum exactly 100 years after Tomales High's first day of classes and occupies the stage area of the museum. Here you will see images, artifacts, and ephemera from all eras of the school, and you may browse through many of its yearbooks.

Laura Trippi