The Esther Thomas Atkinson Museum, named for its founder and first director, strives to promote an awareness and understanding of the history of Hampden-Sydney College as it relates to its role in the history of Virginia and the United States, while serving to support and enhance the College's mission to form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning.
Tuesday - Friday 10-12:00 and 1-5:00 (open late on game days)
Echoes from the Past: Letters, Manuscripts, and Images From the H-SC Archives
January 24 Exhibit runs from January 24 - March 14 Unique historical documents gathered from the first 150 years of the College's history from the archives of the Bortz Library Atkinson Museum, 10-5 PM, weekdays
How European Refugees Lifted 19th Century American Pop Art
February 5 3 PM in the Atkinson Museum The marvelous world of American lithography reached its apex through the wave of Europeans who immigrated after the Revolution of 1848 and brought advances in technique and art to the United States. Atkinson Museum, 10-5 PM, weekdays
Take a Seat: A Brief History of Chairs
March 27 Exhibit runs March 23 - May 14 Curated by students in the American Domestic Architecture class Tuesday-Friday 10 AM - 12 PM and 1 - 5 PM in Atkinson Museum
Finding Old College
September 26 Lecture: Charles Pearson and Brian Haley: Finding Old College: A Geophysical Search for the Original Hampden Sydney College Buildings Sponsored by the History Department, Atkinson Museum, and the Architectural Society of the Fine Arts Department
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