Essays Compressed

World's Columbian Exposition Ticketbook

The Columbian Exposition

Find out why Normalites thronged to Chicago to experience the 1893 Fair.


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Old Main front elevation

The MSNS Exhibit

Experience the photos, drawings, charts, and text that the Normal School displayed in Chicago.

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Old Main

The Founding of the Normal School

Discover how the founders of the Michigan State Normal School raised the bar for what a normal school could be.


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The Old Main Building

See how the Normal’s original building grew with the School.

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The Transformational Sill Era

Explore how Principal John M. B. Sill transformed MSNS into an institution of higher education

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Pokagon's Wigwam

The Pokagon Wigwam

Reflect on the Normal School’s relationship with the Great Lakes tribes

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