U of M Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Morrill Act
The University of Minnesota is marking the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act of 1862 with a ceremonial program.
The University of Minnesota Land Grant Sesquicentennial Day will include a President Abraham Lincoln look-alike, Goldy Gopher, the marching band, and ice cream sandwiches.
The program is part of a year-long celebration of the Morrill Act, the legislation that laid the groundwork for the university’s mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. The legislation set the stage for the “democratization” of higher education in America.
The event takes place at 1 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Northrop Auditorium Plaza. It’s free and open to faculty, staff, students, alumni and neighbors.
For more information about the UMN Land Grant 150, visit landgrant150.umn.edu.