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In 2016, Stanford celebrated 125 years of impact in people's lives and around the world. Explore the archive of events and activities held in celebration of Stanford's 125th anniversary.

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Collecting in Life and Death: The Curatorial Legacy of Leland Stanford Jr.

  • Stanford Archaeology Center

ONGOING NOW THROUGH APRIL 14, 2017. Leland Stanford Jr., only son of Governor and railroad tycoon Leland Stanford Sr. and heiress Jane Lathrop Stanford, died suddenly in 1884, just shy of his 16th birthday. Renowned curators reckoned Leland Jr.’s early death a great loss to “the…

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Chinese American at Stanford: A Reflexive Archaeology

  • Stanford Archaeology Center

ONGOING NOW THROUGH MAY 15, 2017. Chinese American at Stanford: A Reflexive Archaeology is a reflexive, student-curated exhibit produced by Bright Zhou (Class of 2016) during an independent study course. It presents evocative items excavated from the Arboretum Chinese Quarters site (which will be the site…

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Before Stanford: Founding Communities, Present Pasts

  • Stanford Archaeology Center

ONGOING NOW THROUGH MAY 15, 2017. As Stanford celebrates its 125th year, students use campus archaeology to ask, “where did Stanford come from?” Rather than taking 1891 as our university’s beginning, students reveal a complex origin in communities that have occupied these lands long before—and since—the Stanford…

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Constructing a Country Dream: Finds from the Stanfords’ Palo Alto Mansion

  • Stanford Archaeology Center

ONGOING NOW THROUGH MAY 15, 2017. The exhibit Constructing a Country Dream: Finds from the Stanfords’ Palo Alto Mansion highlights the on-campus Stanford Mansion excavation. Through archaeological artifacts, it reflects on the Gilded Age “country dream” that the Stanfords, and those who worked for them, constructed at the Farm,…

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