Monday, February 3, 2014

Clairemont Teacher Looks To Turn US Presidency Collection Into Touring Exhibit

Museum artifact. (Courtesy KPBS)
IN THE NEWS: Jim Fletcher has taught history at Clairemont High for 27 years. Like any longtime teacher he has lessons and materials he relies on every year. But for Fletcher that includes a 40,000-piece collection of presidential memorabilia. A small portion of the collection lines the walls of a room the school uses for tutoring. Fletcher started collecting political pieces when he was a student at Clairemont in the 1970s. He brought some of those first pieces into classes to show his students and the rest, as they say, is history — literally.

News coverage

Video courtesy KPBS
From Fox 5 San Diego.