News Display: Founders Day at Teachers College
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 11/01/2017
Uploaded: 11/21/2017
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: founders, Founders Day, history of education, pioneers, progressive education, Teachers College

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Description/Abstract: News Display: Founders Day at Teachers College, Wednesday, 11/15


Did you know that the opening of the new brick and red sandstone building on 120th Street, otherwise known as Teachers College, occurred on November 15, 1894, Founders Day, which has been celebrated here throughout the decades? The original dedication ceremony was a relatively simple one, including speakers from Columbia University, Harvard University, and John Hopkins, while President Walter Hervey of Teachers College presided. Throughout the afternoon and evening, members of the Trustees, faculty, and students conducted hundreds of visitors on tours throughout the building, and the long day closed with dinner for the Trustees and speeches at the home of Grace Hoadley Dodge, treasurer of the College.

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