New Harmony School

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

NEW HARMONY SCHOOL

New Harmony, Utah

LOCATION

TBD

The baseball diamond was just northwest of the school building. The swings and teeter totter were on the west side of the building. On the east side was natural growing plants - a big field of milkweed where monarch butterflies were found in abundance. After the school burned and before the park was grassed, Cedar City school children were bussed down to catch the caterpillars.


HISTORY

The school burned down in the Spring of 1957. Classes were continued in the LDS church building.

Teachers:
Jed Fawcett, ????-1947-1948-????
Merlin Huntsman, ????-1935-1936-????
Viola W. Kelsey, ????-1936-1957-????
Grant Langston, ????-1934-1935-????
Lemuel A. Pace, ????-1912-????
Jerry Spillsbury, ????-1945-????
Viola Woodbury, ????-1935-1945-????
Neola Zohnor, ????-1943-????


PHOTOS

Photos on the web:
New Harmony School class about 1934
2/1935 photo of upper grade students of the New Harmony school with teacher, Grant Langston
Photo of 1935-1936 students of the New Harmony School with teacher, Viola Woodbury
Photo of 1935-1936 students of the New Harmony school with teacher, Merlin Huntsman
5/1/1937 photo of New Harmony school grades 1-4 students with teacher, Viola Kelsey
5/1/1937 photo of students of the New Harmony school
Photo of 1942-1943 students of the New Harmony school with teacher, Viola Kelsey
Photo of 1942-1943 students of the New Harmony school with teacher, Viola Kelsey
1943 photo of students in front of the New Harmony school
1943 photo of students in front of the New Harmony school
1943 photo of Neola Zohnor's 6th grade class at the New Harmony school
    Back row, left to right: Victor Dostalek, Gerald Prince, Don Leo Heaton, Jimmy Neilson, Beverly Woolsey, Neola Zahnor (teacher)
    Front row, left to right: Bea Prince, Dorothy Cox, Carolyn Pace
Photo of the New Harmony school closing program, "The Life of a Butterfly"; 1944-1945 teacher was Viola Kelsey
12/1944 photo of students of the New Harmony school in a Christmas program
Photo of 1944-1945 students of the New Harmony school with teacher, Viola Kelsey
1945 photo of students of the New Harmony school
    Back: Teacher Viola W. Kelsey
    Second row, left to right: Berdean Hall, Dorothy Prince, Katherine Prisbrey ?, Dennis Huntsman, Lynn Adair, Terry Taylor, Norman Prince, Darrell Prince
    Front Row, left to right: Sherrill Adair, Ramona Prisbrey, Laureda Prince, Relden Hall, Sharon Grant, Jesse Prisbrey, Avey Pearce, Ray Taylor, Kenneth Taylor ?, Sharlene Prince, Kay Dawn Pace
1945 photo of New Harmony school first grade girls, Kay Dawn Pace, Sherril Adair, Laureda Prince, and Dorothy Salisbury
5/8/1945 photo of students of the New Harmony school with teacher, Viola Kelsey
May 1945 (day school let out) photo of the first four grades of the New Harmony school with teacher, Viola Woodbury
7/4/1945 photo of students of the New Harmony school with teacher, Jerry Spillsbury
Photo of 1947-1948 students of the New Harmony school with teacher, Viola Kelsey
5/1948 photo of students of the New Harmony school with teacher, Jed Fawcett
6/1949 photo of the New Harmony school house
4/3/1952 photo of Verlene Kelsey's 6th birthday party with students of the New Harmony school
    This birthday party was held at teacher Viola W. Kelsey's house
    Back row, left to right: Rolaine Grant, Lola B. Neilsen, Verla Pearce, Ronald Prince, ??? (Vernile?)
    Middle row, left to right: Starla Ray Neilsen, Brenda Huntsman, Jean Pace, ??? (almost hidden)
    Front row, left to right: Verlene Kelsey, Mervin Prince, Paul Prince, Claudine Prince ? Annette prince ?, Neldon Huntsman ?, Joan Pace, ???
4/3/1952 photo of Verlene Kelsey's 6th birthday party with students of the New Harmony school
    This birthday party was held at teacher Viola W. Kelsey's house
    Back row, left to right: Rolaine Grant, Verla Pearce, ??? (Vernile?)
    Middle row, left to right: Lola B. Neilsen, Starla Ray Neilsen, Brenda huntsman, Jean Pace, Vicky Huntsman ?, Joan Pace
    Front row, left to right: Verlene Kelsey, Mervin Prince, Paul Prince, Claudine Prince, Frank Batty, ???
12/1952 photo of students of the New Harmony school
    Back row: Rolaine Prince should read Rolaine Grant and Roland Prince should read Ronald Prince
Photo of 1952-1953 students of the New Harmony school with teacher, Viola Kelsey
Spring 1953 photo of first and second graders at the New Harmony school
Photo of 1953-1954 students of the New Harmony school
Photo of 1956-1957 students of the New Harmony school with teacher, Viola Kelsey
    The New Harmony school burned in 1957. This picture was taken in New Harmony LDS church house where school was taught the rest of the year.
    Back row, left to right: Verlene Kelsey, Carol Petty, Vicky Huntsman, Viola Kelsey, Annette Prince, Jay Pearce, Mervin Prince, Paul Prince
    Front row, left to right: Weston Hall, Vernile Prince, Neldon Huntsman, Frank Batty, Lowell Prince
Photo of 1956-1957 students of the New Harmony school with teacher, Viola Kelsey
    The New Harmony school burned in 1957. This picture was taken in New Harmony LDS church house where school was taught the rest of the year.
    Back row, left to right: Verlene Kelsey, Carol Petty, Vicky Huntsman, Viola Kelsey, Annette Prince, Jay Pearce, Mervin Prince, Paul Prince
    Front row, left to right: Weston Hall, Vernile Prince, Neldon Huntsman, Frank Batty, Lowell Prince
Photo of students of the New Harmony school
Photo of students of the New Harmony school
Photo of New Harmony lower grades with teacher, Viola Woodbury


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Blog by Brent Pace Prince, a great grandson of Lemuel A. Pace