The following events took place during Rutgers' 250th Anniversary commemoration held November 10, 2015, through November 10, 2016. Watch the documentary that chronicles the yearlong celebration at 250.rutgers.edu/250documentary.
Did you know that for generations Rutgers Cooperative Extension's 4-H Youth Development Program has been a vital partner in the Garden State's cherished county fair tradition? While you visit your local fair, be sure to take in a Rutgers 4-H animal show, visit the Rutgers Master Gardeners for home horticulture tips and Rutgers 250 agricultural products, sample local produce, and ask a 4-H member about 4-H. Then stop by the Rutgers Tent and be a part of history as we celebrate Rutgers 250. We'll see you at the fair! And, don't forget to post your photos at the fair using #Rutgers250. County fairs are free and open to the public.
Enjoy healthy food and free health screenings provided by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences at a farmer's market in downtown Newark in honor of the city's 350th anniversary and Rutgers 250th Anniversary. Personnel will provide screenings for blood pressure, glucose, body mass index (BMI), and more. | Location: PSE&G Plaza near Military Park, 80 Park Plaza, Newark, NJ.
Join us for the 8th Annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference and Awards Ceremony, part of the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative, a joint effort of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. In celebration of Rutgers 250th Anniversary, the conference will explore an agenda for Rutgers' stewardship of the Raritan River, basin, and bay. | Location: Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall, 100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ.
See a map drawn in 1780 and other works of Simeon De Witt QC1776, George Washington's chief cartographer during the Revolutionary War, at the Zimmerli Art Museum. | Location: Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ. Admission is free. Hours: Zimmerli is open Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, Noon–5 p.m.; and first Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays, major holidays, and for the month of August.
The Zimmerli Art Museum’s exhibition HereNow: Rutgers 250 celebrates the 250th anniversary of Rutgers—as well as the 50th birthday of the museum—by looking to the future. Rather than focus on Rutgers’ illustrious history, the initiative engages the entire university community with an opportunity to capture what education and campus life look like in the early 21st century at a major public university.
Beginning on November 10, 2015, as part of the Rutgers' community, you are invited to submit your images through the exhibit website. Images received by early January 2016 will be printed and hung as the premier images for this major exhibition at the Zimmerli. Thereafter, submitted images will be printed and installed in the museum at regular intervals, allowing the online and onsite exhibition to grow throughout the spring.
Following the close of the show, the 250 most interesting and compelling images will be compiled and published in a fine arts book with accompanying essays by distinguished authors and critics from Rutgers and beyond. The publication will document Rutgers, here and now, comprising a record of life at Rutgers at its 250th birthday through the eyes of its many communities. | Location: Submit your images online at herenow250.rutgers.edu.
Exhibition: Rutgers through the Centuries: 250 Years of Treasures from the Archives at Alexander Library
Rutgers through the Centuries: 250 Years of Treasures from the Archives opens on November 12, 2015, and will run through November 30, 2016. The exhibit features important historical documents; vivid photographic illustrations; and interesting, compelling, and often whimsical artifacts from the collections of the Rutgers University Archives. Among the treasures on display are the original printed copy of the 1770 Queen’s College Charter, portraits of past presidents and faculty, documents relating to Rutgers College becoming a land-grant institution in 1864, photographs and artifacts depicting 19th- and 20th-century student life, and other items related to the historical development of Rutgers from a colonial college founded in the 18th century to a comprehensive public research university in the 21st century. | Location: Gallery '50 and the Special Collections and University Archives Gallery, Archibald S. Alexander Library, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 1–5 p.m. (during the academic year). To request assistance with parking, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 848-932-7505.