January 18, 2011

Vassar Turns 150 Years Old, Kicking Off Sesquicentennial

[Vassar archives]
Unless you've been living under a rock (or studying abroad or something), you know that today is Vassar College's 150th birthday. That means that exactly a century and a half ago, less than two months before the start of the Civil War, the New York State Legislature incorporated the college, marking its official founding.

Vassar has done a tremendous job of planning celebrations for the occasion, including the commemorative website that went up last semester. In 2011 there will be events all over the world, including London and Athens, as well as special events on the Vassar campus and regular campus events that will be even more exciting (the re-opening of the Loeb, Founder's Day, etc.). There is no shortage of archival photographs or videos, either.

You can trust Mads Vassar to bring you all of the latest Sesquicentennial news and entertaining posts about Vassar's history.

So, happy birthday, Vassar! Check out our posts labeled "Sesquicentennial" for more!