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Remembering Old Main

50th Anniversary of Old Main Burning

Old MainOn Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, several hundred faculty, staff, alumni and friends gathered together to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the loss of Old Main.

The memorial event included a reception at 6 p.m. in the Foster Ballroom of the Colvard Student Union for all who lived in Old Main. The reception was sponsored by the Alumni Association and the MSU Libraries.

Following the reception there was a special event open to the public in Lee Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m. The presentation will feature a short film about the history of Old Main, and will be followed by a fireside chat with several residents that witnessed the historic event.

MSU faithful will never forget that infamous January night in 1959 when Old Main burned into the early hours of the morning.

Related links:

Event slide show

MSU Library Photo Archives on Flicker®

The Reflector

Starkville Daily News

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