Life Out of Class

The literary societies were really the center of life outside the normal school day.  With little else to attract the students on a Friday night, almost everyone was a member of a literary society.  Their purpose was "to help build up and perfect the moral and intellectual capacities and in like manner the social qualities" of their members.  The only thing that rivaled these groups on a Friday night was a show at the Centennial Theater where students would go to watch plays.