250th Celebration

In 2019, the Library will join Dartmouth in celebrating its 250th anniversary. We have several key projects, exhibits and events designed to capture Dartmouth's unique character, indelible spirit, and rich history.


Historical Accountability Student Research Program

We're telling stories about inclusion and diversity from Dartmouth’s past.

250th Anniversary Bookplate Winner

See Saba Maheen's winning entry for Dartmouth’s 250th-anniversary bookplate competition.

Exhibits & Events

Adventuresome Spirit

The individual adventures culminate here, at our college—a place for adventuresome spirits.

Generations of Community

See how the concept of "community" has evolved throughout Dartmouth's history.

Curriculum Vitae: Digital Exhibition

Liberal Arts: at the center of Dartmouth's intellectual life.

On Solid Ground: Digital Exhibition

Can't travel to Hanover to visit our exhibit in Baker-Berry? See all the artifacts and more in our online experience!

Limits to Power: Daniel Webster and the Dartmouth College Case

An exhibition tracing the landmark case Trustees of Dartmouth College vs. Woodward in celebration of its two hundredth anniversary. 

Podcast: Hindsight is 20/19

Episode 8: The Alternative Narrative

How the College created the narrative of its founding.

Episode 7: The World’s Troubles

The Haitian Revolution comes to Hanover.

Episode 6: Nineteenth Century Trolling

An exploration of one of the College’s more lawless traditions

Episode 5: Sexuality and Silences

Fears of homosexuality at Dartmouth cause the College’s 11th President to question the activities of a student theater troupe. Content warning: suicide and homophobia.

Episode 4: Intrigued by Death

William Worthington Dewey just can't stop thinking about death.

Episode 3: Finding Meaning in a Stick

Gifted by P. B. Tucker ’36, this splinter of wood from the goal post of a historic football game commemorates Dartmouth's first win against Yale in 51 years.

Episode 2: Butterfly Effect

How, in 1810, one woman's refusal to bow to a bully shaped the future of Dartmouth College.

Episode 1: Power of Word

Our introductory episode in which we describe how a few words changed the course of Dartmouth's history.

About the Podcast: Hindsight Is 20/19

Librarians share the stories behind 25 treasures—one per decade—from Dartmouth's history.