"Far Above Others": The Michigan State Normal School at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition 

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Images on Display

Explore the "Class of 1892" photograph collection comprised of 58 images taken by J.J. Gibson for the MSNS exhibit at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, IL

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Arts and Sciences Timeline

Discover the key people and events who contributed to the evolution of the College of Arts and Sciences departments and schools

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Essays

Browse essays written by Eastern Michigan University students and staff to explore more about the MSNS and the school's participation in the Columbian Exposition

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The Founding of the MSNS

Click here to learn about the Normal's early years, including the origins of the Arts and Sciences department, and early students who grew to become important leaders.

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The Transformational Sill Era

Click to explore information about the evolution of the MSNS under President Sill and the organization of the Arts and Sciences departments.

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World's Columbian Exposition Ticketbook

The Columbian Exposition

Click to learn about the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, and Michigan's participation in the educational conferences.

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The Michigan State Normal School Exhibit

Click here to learn more about the MSNS exhibit and view other elements that were on display at the Exposition.

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Pokagon's Wigwam

After the Fair

Click here to learn more about how the Normal evolved from a school into a college six years after the 1893 exhibition.

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