Welcome to The La Center Historical Museum

La Center Graduation Class Photo Restore Project

Come and visit us to find Grandma, Grandpa, Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Siblings and Friends! Share your stories and smile at all those old hairstyles!!  They're a lot of fun to see as you go back down memory lane!


These graduation photos once lined the walls (at one point, the La Center Library) of the La Center Highschool between the years of 1938 & 1984. When the school remodeled in 1984, these class photos were removed and tossed in a dumpster. Fortunatly, some were recovered by Ken Manning. Sadly, some were not.

The fortunate ones (30 total) were kept by a teacher, Mrs. Sharon Bryan for nearly 20 years, then handing them over to the La Center Historical Museum in January, 2016.

With the help from the community and alumni, the museum was able to replace photos that were lost and have them all reframed.  They are now displayed throughout the City of La Center.

at the  La Center  Museum at La Center Market Place

Classes of 1938, 1940, 1942, 1945,

1946, 1963,1965 and 1966

Classes of 1939, 1943, 1947,  

1948, 1950, 1953, 1954,

1955, 1956, 1959, 1960,

1961, 1962, 1967, 1968, 1969,

1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974,

1976, 1980 and 1982