In June 1916, MIT moved from Boston’s Copley Square to its current location on the banks of the Charles River, an occasion that was marked by three full days of festivities. An exhibit, on view in the Maihaugen Gallery until November 2016, documents those events, and celebrates the people who designed MIT’s new home, those who built it, and those who raised funds for its construction.
This exhibit is part of MIT2016: Celebrating a Century in Cambridge.
From February 29 to June 4, 2016, MIT commemorates a century at its “new” campus. Through academic and celebratory programming, the spring-long festivities explore the innovations, advancements, and challenges brought forth by MIT’s historic decision to move from Boston to Cambridge in 1916. From symposia to dance parties to service projects to an Open House, MIT’s Century in Cambridge programming welcomes our community, neighbors, visitors, and friends.