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Sesquicentennial celebration

Iowa State 150th Logo
Moving onto campus, 1951.

Moving onto campus, 1951. (Change photo.)

It all started

On March 22, 1858, when Gov. Ralph P. Lowe signed the bill to create a new college. The rest is history.

Historic document on first road trip

The original Morrill Act, never seen outside of D.C., is on display in the Christian Petersen Art Museum in, where else, Morrill Hall. The document, signed by President Lincoln in 1862, created a new kind of university, called a "land-grant." Iowa State would lead the way in shaping the land-grants, also known as "people's colleges."

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Updates

Page from Final Report

Final report

Relive Iowa State's 150th celebration through this colorful final report.

Honor guard

Closing ceremonies

Packed with pride, emotion, and humor, Iowa State's sesquicentennial concluded with ceremonies at the Memorial Union following Saturday's (April 12, 2008) Veishea parade.

Closing ceremonies included a salute to the military, a talk by alumnus and astronaut Clayton Anderson, presentations of two new Iowa State awards and the unveiling of a new gift to the university from the sesquicentennial committee. More about the closing ceremonies.

Congress honors ISU

The U.S. Senate and House have passed resolutions honoring Iowa State on its 150th.

Campanilers

Corn trains and campaniling

A sesquicentennial "look back" at people, places, traditions.