2016 marks the 100th anniversary of MIT’s move across the Charles River from Boston’s Back Bay to its current location in Cambridge. In honor of the occasion, MIT Libraries will stage an exhibit, The Great Stride: MIT Moves to Cambridge, in the Maihaugen Gallery early in the new year. The show will feature the people who planned, labored, and provided the resources to build a “New Technology,” and it will also offer information and images from the three days of festivities in June of 1916 to celebrate the new campus.
The exhibit is one of a variety of Institute-wide activities being planned by departments across campus. In addition to staging the exhibit, the MIT Libraries will be represented at an Open House at MIT on April 23, 2016, Under the Dome: Come Explore MIT!, where members of the MIT community, neighbors, and friends will be welcome to learn firsthand about MIT, past and present.