Crescent Society First Floor - Room 5.


Crescent Society First Floor - Room 5.
This image depicts a meeting of the Crescent Society, which was the last club added to the Lyceum Societies in the spring of 1882. A part of the society's motto,“Mutual Improvement, Mutual Enjoyment,” can be seen on the wall in the photograph. This motto was chosen because Crescent Society members believed that genuine improvement and enjoyment is not found alone, but with companions. With this in mind, the purpose of the Crescent Society was for members to practice expressing their thoughts in a group setting rather than solely focusing on independent thought and study. - (Aurora 1893, p.77).
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Michigan State Normal School, Ypsilanti, MI