Wesleyan’s Timeline

Hey, insterested in the traditions and Wesleyan’s impact on the country? Sure you are. Pop into the Zelnick Pavilion any time this weekend and see what’s there.

Wesleyan through the Years | 175th Anniversary Exhibition

What do Willbur Fisk, Woodrow Wilson, Richard Nixon, Martin Luther King, Clint Eastwood, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and Madeleine Albright have in common? They all contributed to the rich legacy of intellectual exploration, social commitment, and dedication to service that characterizes the Wesleyan experience.

Travel across time and experience critical moments in the lives and legends of Wesleyan’s extraordinary 175-year history. From first University President Willbur Fisk’s inaugural address (1831) to the admission of women (1872) . . . Wesleyan’s support of the WWI effort (1916) . . . the social and political foment of the 1960s . . . the opening of the Center for the Arts (1973) . . . chemistry professor Max Tishler receiving the National Medal of Science (1987). . . visits of luminaries of world history . . . discoveries of a star from Wesleyan’s own observatory (2002) . . . athletic highlights . . . the continuing transformation of campus . . . and much more.

This historic exhibition will be available for viewing only during Homecoming/Family Weekend. It will then be dismantled and may not be seen again until Reunion & Commencement Weekend. Do not miss this rare opportunity to experience Wesleyan’s past, present, and future.