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County Courthouse Museum to open new exhibit on early years of Merced County High School

Merced County Courthouse Museum said it will open Jan. 14 a new exhibit called “Pioneering Classes: Early Years of Merced County High School."

Merced Union High School was organized in 1895. Since Merced High, there have been 12 more high schools established in Merced County, with Buhach Colony High School the latest.

Thr exhibit explores the challenge of founding a new school and remembers the pioneering classes of the various high schools. To celebrate the opening of the exhibit, the Merced High School Choir, under the direction of Brad Reed, will perform at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.

The exhibit will run through April 3.

For more information, please contact the museum office at (209) 723-2401 or visit its Web site at The museum is located on the corner of 21st and N Streets in Courthouse Park.