ON THE FOREFRONT: The Junior No. 1 Stories

Join us for our series of Zoom talks, and hear the stories uncovered while researching the building of Junior No. 1, the first junior high school built in the Eastern United States. The stories reveal forgotten Trenton history, and some of the stories are very much relevant today. The eight Zoom talks are scheduled below on Thursdays at 7 pm. Talks are $10 individually or for $40 for all eight. Scroll down to purchase your reservations, and we’ll send you link(s) to your selected talks.




December 10

The building of Jr. No. 1 from 1914-1916, the first Junior High School in the East

Karl Flesch, David Bosted, Carol Hill, and Pat Allen

January 7

The Junior High School Movement and the building of Trenton’s other junior high school

David Bosted, Pat Allen, and Karl Flesch

January 21

Herman C. Mueller, School Board President and owner of the Mueller Mosaic Tile Company

Carol Hill and Karl Flesch

February 4

The Segregation/Desegregation of Trenton Schools:  Hedgepeth-Williams vs the Trenton Board of Education

Pat Allen and Karl Flesch

February 18

Photographing the Decaying Junior No. 1by J. Carlos Vargas (exterior) and Robert J. Sammons (interior)

Photographers J. Carlos Vargas and Robert J. Sammons, and Karl Flesch

February 25

William A Poland, Architect of Junior No. 1 and over 2,000 other buildings

David Bosted and Karl Flesch

March 4

Junior No. 1 School Days – a talk with former Principal Albert Williams and teachers

Former Principal Albert Williams, teachers, and Karl Flesch

March 18

The 1916 Polio Epidemic and the Building of Trenton’s Municipal Colony

Pat Allen, Carol Hill, and Karl Flesch

On the Forefront Talks