Alumni Weekend 2012

If you will be on campus for Alumni Weekend (May 4-6) 2012, be sure to check out the events related to the new Stephan Archives!

Bunn Library Exhibits

Life in Lower: The Exhibition 

A full-scale replica of an Old Lower cubicle furnished as it would have beenin the mid-1960s. Join your classmates to explore this multimedia interactivedisplay in the Bunn Library’s Lobby detailing the history of the Alumni War Memorial Building and the many people who used to reside in its halls. Friday, May 4,  7:45 am to 9 pm; Saturday, May 5, 8 am to 6 pm; and Sunday, May 6, 1 pm to 9:50 pm.

On Down the Field: Kicking Off the Stephan Archives

Even before the Civil War, the Circle Houses, and The Jigger Shop, the game of football enthralled the hearts of young men and sports enthusiasts at The Lawrenceville School.  Come explore the Stephan Archives’ vast collection of football memorabilia spanning more than a century and a half and read about the achievements and contributions that our skilled alumni, faculty, and staff have made to the game.  On display in The Stephan Archives’ Heely Reading Room (Lower Level) Friday, May 4,  7:45 am to 9 pm; Saturday, May 5, 8 am to 6 pm; and Sunday, May 6, 1 pm to 9:50 pm.

Lawrenceville School Presidents: The Major Reunion Years (‘2s and ‘7s)

Photographs of the School Presidents for all classes ending in ‘2s and ‘7s from 1887 to the present, on display in The Stephan Archives’ Heely Reading Room on the projection screens Friday, May 4,  7:45 am to 9 pm; Saturday, May 5, 8 am to 6 pm; and Sunday, May 6, 1 pm to 9:50 pm.

F.M. Kirby Science Center Exhibit

Aldo Leopold: Ecology Pioneer

Complex and evolutionary, Aldo Leopold (Lawrenceville Class of 1905) challenged 19th-century scientific scholarship and developed the field of wildlife management and conservation.  Aldo Leopold: Ecology Pioneer  explores Leopold’s career as one of the nation’s leading environmentalists – and the story of how the foundation for that legacy was laid at The Lawrenceville School.  On display in the F.M. Kirby Science Center’s first floor lounge Friday, May 4,  8 am to 4 pm: and Saturday, May 5, 8 am to 4 pm.

Hutchins Gallery Exhibit

An Education Revelation: A Celebration of 75 Years of Harkness Teaching

Edward Stephen Harkness’ quiet and modest demeanor contrasted sharply with his expansive philanthropic acts.  By his death in 1940, Harkness’ generosity had greatly influenced the fields of medicine, health care, Egyptology, wildlife preservation, the cultivation of British culture and history, transportation, and most notably, education.  Join your classmates and learn about this extraordinary transformation in education that began with Edward’s personal experiences and led to the inception of Harkness Teaching at Lawrenceville.  On display in the Hutchins Gallery Rotunda Friday, May 4,from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm; Saturday, May 5, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Events

Archives Open House Event

Unable to attend last October’s dedication of the Stephan Archives? Come check out the new archives space, including the Heely Reading Room and our state-of-the-art, climate-controlled storage.  Behind-the-scenes tours available. Saturday, May 5, 2-4 pm in the Heely Reading Room of the Stephan Archives on the Lower Level of the Bunn Library.

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