Through the Oak Grove: A History of Indiana University of Pennsylvania

* September 1, 2012 - October 27, 2012
University Museum, Sutton Hall

Lively Arts

University Museum

UniversityMuseumExhibit_200 This exhibit takes you on a visual journey from IUP's founding to the present, featuring photographs, paintings, and memorabilia. A public reception will be held on September 8 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

This event is over.

For more information, visit Through the Oak Grove, e-mail, or call 724-357-2787.

Four lectures will be presented at the University Museum in conjunction with the new exhibition entitled “Through the Oak Grove: A History of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.” The lectures will provide a visual journey into the history of the university. The University Museum exhibition is open through Saturday, October 27, 2012, and is curated by Harrison Wick and Rhonda Yeager.

  • On Wednesday, September 19, Harrison Wick will talk about the IUP Special Collections and University Archives and the many artifacts, memorabilia, photographs, and publications featured in the exhibit. IUP has changed substantially since the founding of Indiana State Normal School in 1875, but here and there you may find buildings and walkways that have remained part of campus for more than 100 years.
  • On Wednesday, October 3, Charles Cashdollar will give a presentation about the creation of Indiana State Normal School and its founders. He will discuss his current project about the history of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • On Wednesday, October 10, George Wiley and Susan Drummond will present “Indiana County and Indiana State Teachers College Go to War.” Their presentation will explore the many ways how the residents of Indiana and the college had to adjust during World War II.
  • On Wednesday, October 17, Theresa McDevitt and Rhonda G. Yeager will discuss “A Woman's History of IUP.” Through photographs, stories, and references to current campus landmarks, this presentation will offer a glimpse of this fascinating aspect in our school's history.

All lectures will be held at the University Museum in John Sutton Hall on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. University Museum lectures and the exhibit are free.