85th Anniversary Exhibit Open for Viewing

The exhibit Under Construction: 85 Years of Building Futures at Queens College illustrates the evolution of the college’s buildings, grounds, and leadership from the early days to the present. The exhibition celebrates the college’s history of providing opportunities for so many students over the decades while recognizing that we are continually “under construction” to meet the demands of the future. The exhibit premiers on October 12th in conjunction with the celebration of the 85th anniversary of Queens College. 

Model of the Queens College grounds, circa 1937
Model of the Queens College grounds, circa 1937

Highlights of the exhibit include a never-before-displayed 1915 photo album documenting the Parental School (the predecessor institution to Queens College); a refurbished model of the grounds circa 1937; maps, images, and printed ephemera that document the campus and its activities throughout the decades; and even groundbreaking shovels.  

The exhibit takes place across three satellite locations and will be on view through the end of the fall 2022 semester. 

See the exhibit: 

  • Barham Rotunda at the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library 
  • Charles Tanenbaum Room 300i 
  • Music Library in the Aaron Copland School of Music building 

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