[Source: Phoenix Business Journal] — Alumni of downtown Phoenix’s Monroe School are being sought for a new project that will become an exhibition at Children’s Museum of Phoenix. The Monroe School, 215 N. Seventh St., now houses the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, which opened in June 2008. Museum artists are seeking those who attended the school during its operation from 1917 through 1973. In addition, anyone who may have connections to the school or those with Monroe School photos or other items are being sought for the project.
The goal is to collect narratives from those who worked and played at the school. Each memory will give insight into Monroe as a school, the city of Phoenix in its early days, as well as helping children understand that they are making history now. Oral histories from alumni will be collected and translated into text to be mounted along with large scale photographs depicting life in the neighborhood during the years the Monroe School was in operation. To share a story, contact: Claire West, development manager, via e-mail or phone 602-253-0501.