Behind Her All the Way
Graham's Miss North Carolina

The Jeanne Swanner Exhibit


Waiting for the Exhibit to open upstairs


Ribbon cutting - Opening of "Behind Her All the Way"
l-r,  Jerry Peterman, President, Graham Historical Society
Dana Reason, Miss North Carolina 2003
Jeanne Swanner Robertson, Vic Euliss, Mayor, City of Graham

Members of the Graham Historical Society
l-r, Kneeling: Donnie Black, Tommy Brown, Jerry Peterman, President
Standing: Vivian Williamson, Mimi Saunders, Drucilla Hearn, Mary Helen Linens, Barky Thompson, Jan Peterman

Susan Lawrence Googe, Miss NC 1975
Jeanne Swanner Robertson, Miss NC 1963
Dana Reason, Miss NC 2003 Sharon Finch, Miss NC 1964

Seated,  Mrs. Myron Rhyne,
lst lady of Graham when Jeanne was Miss NC
    l-r, Dana Reason, Miss NC 2003
Judy Euliss, current lst lady of Graham, & Jeanne

Jeanne and buddy Norma Rose White
    Norma Rose taped every hanging board behind them and decorated the exhibit along with Betty Jean Roberts and Kyle Wills (Yes, Norma Rose is the Norma Rose in Jeanne's speeches)

 Jeanne and Jane Tucker from New York City!
 Yes, the Jane Tucker in Jeanne's speeches
(of "bodysuit" and "pashmina" fame)

Dan Maddux, Ex. VP American Payroll Association
Patricia Fripp, speaker extraodinaire
came from Houston & San Francisco for the big day!


Al and Margaret Walker
Al is an associate of Jeanne's in Platform Professionals
Columbia, South Carolina
 

Jeanne and Toni Meredith
 For more about Toni, see "Who is Toni"
 "Dumping Ground" section of this Web site

Jeanne and Betty Ruth
     her chaperone at Miss NC & Miss America Pageants

Sallye Morrow and Montese Packinham study display case.
On exhibit are gowns trophies, program books and yes,
Jeanne's ukulele from talent competition.
The town of Graham now salutes
Jeanne Swanner Robertson.
Jeanne salutes the town of Graham.
And the Miss North Carolina Organization salutes
all concerned for shining a positive and
lasting light on the Miss North Carolina title.

Graham Historical Museum
135 W. Elm Street, Graham, NC
Sponsored by the Graham Historical Society

Photos by Tom Forrest

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Rebecca Webster Graves, Miss Graham before Jeanne
Reenacts the "crowning" in 1963
(You should have been there for the laughs)