Monday, February 18, 2019 to Friday, May 10, 2019
On February 15, 1869 the University of Nebraska was officially chartered as a part of the Morrill Act. The Morrill Land-Grant Act provided 30,000 acres of federal lands to the newly admitted state of Nebraska (1867) to create a university that would provide a “liberal and practical education” to its citizens. The exhibition highlights key moments in the University of Nebraska’s history in the realms of teaching, research, service, student life, and athletics. By incorporating images and stories alongside relevant garments and objects from the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design’s Historic Costume and Textiles collection the exhibition provides a multi-faceted look at the University of Nebraska’s impact and influence over the last 150 years.