Raise your hand if you recognize anyone in this photo of the fall 1966 women's exercise class at the old YMCA of Hannibal building at Fifth and Center streets in Hannibal.

1911 the YMCA of Hannibal was started.  The YMCA program consisted of exercise, and swimming. Babysitting was available at a cost of 25 cents for the first child and 10 cents for each additional child. Maximum cost of 50 cents per parent. Note the gym floor and how it stands out. The gym was stripped of old finish, re-sanded and refinished in September 1966. This photo was contributed by Marilyn Myers. Her husband, Earl, was general secretary at the Hannibal Y during the 1960s and early 1970s.  Courier-Post file photo.

The YMCA of Hannibal has been an important part of Hannibal’s History

This old postcard shows what the old YMCA of Hannibal looked like. It was located on the Northern edge of Central Park, central to the entire town.

We moved to our current location in 1982.

Here is an article by the Quincy Herald Whig discussing the demolition of the old YMCA.

Camp Oki Tipi girls

Campers enjoy the summer at Camp Oki Tipi south of Hannibal.

YMCA Historic Trampoliners

This photo shows YMCA of Hannibal volunteers during the annual fund drive. Seated are, from left, Earl Myers, general secretary; R.E. Long Jr., campaign chairman; and J. Penrod Jones, president of the board of directors. Back row, Neil Ingerslew, Earl Wilson and Milton Baker, division leaders. This is part of the Marilyn and Earl Myers photo collection. Courier-Post file photo.

YMCA 1945 Patch

This picture shows girls preparing to leave YMCA girls summer camp in 1963. This photo from the Myers collection. Diane (David) Hobbs remembers this summer camp Oko-Tipi. “That year we had a horrible rain storm one day which then parlayed into a “mud slide” on one of the many hills surrounding the camp. Sounds kind of dangerous today especially as I think about my osteoporotic bones, but sure was fun then. Becky Musgrove was there as well and did our hair after all the mud was washed out. Her skills coupled with the rain water rinse made for some really good-looking hair-dos. My camp experience was a little abbreviated by a bad case of “swimmers’ ear” from the spring-fed pool but I still had a good time.  Courier-Post file photo.

Historic YMCA Swimmers