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The Ribbon is cut and the museum is now and forever known as the Della Sivley Mousner Museum
The Ribbon has been cut, so come back soon to see more pictures of the museum.
Left: Alice Smuts Blackburn, ’71 and Della Sivley Mousner, ’53
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GRAND OPENING OF THE DELLA SIVLEY MOUSNER MUSEUM
October 21st was a great day. Alumni gathered to remember the good times, reminisce and spend time in an unbelievable museum. In a special ceremony on October 20th during the VIP reception, it was the Foundation’s honor to officially name the museum after a special lady, Della Sivley Mousner. For those who do not know Della, she was in the first class that graduated from the new Spring Branch High School in 1953.
When the school closed in 1985, she and a few other graduates worked for the school district and thankfully heard that all the memorabilia that once was Spring Branch High School would be destroyed. They said, no you cannot do that, these are our memories and this was the first High School in the district, this memorabilia not only represents the school but the community. This was when they found out that some things had already been destroyed. At that time they talked to the district asking if they could have what was left. Much to their surprise they were told they would have to buy it, to be able to legally own it. So without hesitation they went to work holding fundraisers and putting in their own money. In a short period of time they were the proud owners of what is now this grand museum. Della has worked tirelessly from the beginning to assure that any and everything that held memories were saved. She got the district to give the foundation a small space in the old Ag room where she and others started the first museum. I know many of you visited that museum during all of the past “All Class Reunions” that the foundation sponsored. In 2015 the school board voted to remodel the old Spring Branch High School.
That building coming down marked the end of one era and the genesis of another. The new facilities tied the new to the past through the auditorium and library. The library now houses the Spring Branch Senior High School Museum, which includes a collection of artifacts from the district’s, community’s and high school’s past. Without Della’s hard work in keeping our history alive for so many years and continuing to collect memorabilia through the decades, this museum would not be possible. For those who experienced the new museum this past weekend I hope you felt the Heart and Soul of this amazing museum, which is Della.
MAKE A DONATION TO THE FOUNDATION
Many asked how they could make a donation to the foundation to help with the expenses of opening the new museum and supporting the continued work of the foundation including giving scholarships to School of Choice students.
Please click on the museum image to make a donation.