A new archive has been added to the Beaver County Genealogy and History Center shelves.
Earlier this year Mary Inman, wife of the late Philip H. Inman (pictured), donated his large collection of photographs and programs for the Rochester Area High School musicals that were produced from the Sixties to the Eighties, spanning nearly 25 years.
Mr. Inman (1932-2019) was choral teacher at Rochester and is credited with organizing the first high school musical produced anywhere.
He had the foresight to document his students’ efforts with this priceless archive. These are not amateur snapshots, but are professional photographs from the stage scenes.
Many thanks to Mrs. Inman, Ray Rotuna, and BCG&HC volunteers Miriam Young, Lauraly Burnecke, Rose Marie Kendell, Cindy Latherow and Bob Headland for making this historic History Center collection possible.