Date(s) - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Friday, November 10, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
In conjunction with McDaniel College’s 150th anniversary celebration, this timeline exhibit highlights each decade of the college’s 150-year history. Rice Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Saturday, noon–5 p.m.
Founded in 1867 as the first coeducational college south of the Mason-Dixon Line, McDaniel was formerly known as Western Maryland College, named for the Western Maryland railroad. The college’s founding date is Sept. 4, 1867, when the first academic year began, and the college’s charter was approved by the State of Maryland on March 30, 1868. In 2002, the college was renamed for William Roberts McDaniel in honor of his 65-year association with the college as a student, professor, administrator and trustee.
Reception: Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., with opening remarks at 10 a.m. by college historian James E. Lightner (Reception takes place in conjunction with Homecoming and McDaniel College’s 150th Anniversary Birthday Party).