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