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TEMPORARILY CLOSED: Exhibit "Becoming Caltech, Building a Research Community, 1910-1930" - Weekdays, 11 AM-4 PM

Monday, June 8, 2020
Friday, June 12, 2020
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The exhibit will be closed until September 1; on that date we will review whether to extend closure. This decision was made out of concern for the health of our community as a social distancing measure in light of COVID-19.


Exhibit Hours: Monday through Friday, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Closed on Holidays.

A Caltech Archives special exhibition on Caltech in the 1910s and 1920s

In the 1910s and 1920s, Pasadena college Throop Polytechnic Institute dramatically reinvented itself, first focusing its curriculum on engineering, then expanding into a research institute. On February 10, 1920, Throop's trustees acknowledged this transformation by changing the institution's name. Throop became the California Institute of Technology.

A hundred years later, this exhibit tells the story of how Caltech's research, architecture, and campus life were transformed by new visions, rapid growth, and World War I.

February 10, 2020 through December 23, 2020

Admission is free.

For more information, please contact Caltech Archives by phone at 626 395 2704 or by email at [email protected] or visit Becoming Caltech, Building a Research Community, 1910-1930.