‘Sacred Spaces’ walking tour


Saturday morning (June 10), the Historical Society of Greater Lansing and the Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections will team up to present a free walking tour of some of the oldest and most historic locations on MSU’s campus. The tour is based on the book “Tales from the Archives Volume Two: Sacred Spaces,” published by MSU Press.

The tour will meet at Beaumont Tower and will be led by MSU Archives staff.

Highlights will include the histories of Beaumont Tower, the Class of 1900 drinking fountain, the Memorial Grove of the Great War, the Roosevelt Elm, Deer Park and Cowles House, among other historic sites. Learn more about former President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1907 visit to campus for a graduation ceremony, the first African American woman to graduate from MSU that same year and the soldiers who were honored for their sacrifices in World War I, including Francis Lankey, composer of the MSU Fight Song.

Even if you were a student at MSU, it’s likely you don’t know the full story about some of these pieces of the school’s history.


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