Gracie Peterson - Local Hero

  • Newspaper Clip Announcing Gracie's Position at Monmouth College, July, 1925
  • Monmouth American Legion Auxiliary Glee Club
  • 1953 Performance
  • Stephen Collins Foster Musical Biography

Monmouth College Hires Gracie Peterson, 1925

Although she taught piano lessons immediately following her graduation from Monmouth College in 1922, it was announced in the summer of 1925 that Gracie Peterson (nee Gawthrope) would replace Miss Evelyn Fort at the Monmouth College conservatory. In her new position at the college, Peterson taught alongside her former teacher, Edna Riggs, with whom she also performed in faculty recitals. Over her nearly fifty-year career at the college, Peterson directed over one hundred student productions, ranging from holiday and commencement programs, to recitals, musicals and plays.

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