On January 16th, 1935, Principal Tall refused to allow cigarette companies from putting up smoking ads around the campus because she felt smoking to be socially unacceptable. In a time where smoking was not only popular but considered a healthy activity, Principal Tall’s fight against the tobacco companies is a unique case.
On January 15th, 1866, Maryland State Normal School opened under the ruling of Principal McFadden Alexander Newell. MSNS began as a teacher-training school with an enrollment of 48 students. The campus was originally located on Paca Street in Baltimore and only had one building, Red Man’s Hall. The campus wouldn’t be moved to Towson until
The campus’ Nativity scene disappeared in early December of 1959. All hope of seeing their beloved props was lost. But, on January 13th, 1960, the nativity mysteriously reappeared undamaged in one of the parking lots on campus. Perhaps the perpetrator, who was never caught, needed it for their own holiday needs?
On January 11th, 1897, Teachers of the Maryland State Normal School felt that students were given too much homework. They felt that lessening the amount of take home work would make them focus more in class. Too bad today’s Professors don’t share this philosophy!
Before the Cooke Library we know and love, Maryland State Normal School students went to Stephens’ Hall to check out their books. On this day, January 10th, 1917, the Stephens’ library underwent renovations to make room for new books; old and worn out books were replaced with newer editions.
On January 8th, 1931, Maryland State Normal School faculty and teachers came together for a Bowling night. Bowling became increasingly popular in the early 1900’s and was a favorite American pastime.
On January 7th, 1893, The faculty had lockers installed for students to neatly and safely store their wraps and shawls.
On January 6th, 1967, Towson State College hires Tony Montanaro, a famous mime, to perform for the students. Mr. Montanaro would eventually come to work on plays with the school’s theater club, The Glen Players.
On January 1st, 1927, Maryland State Normal School principal, McFadden Alexander Newell and staff came up with the idea to hold monthly birthday parties for their students and teachers. All the birthday boys and girls for that month would be gathered up and treated to a catered meal. Given that the school only had 750 students
On November 5th, 2017, we hosted a second reunion for students of the Lida Lee Tall School — the elementary school that had been part of Towson’s history since 1866. This blog post is a re-creation of a presentation shared by Felicity Knox at the reunion. The hallmark of the student work done at the