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Evan Pugh's Penn State: America's Model Agricultural College


Presented by author Roger L. Williams.

This illustrated talk showcases the life and contributions of Evan Pugh (1828-64), the University's founding president, in quickly building the school into the model institution of its kind—America’s first scientifically-based agricultural college. Pugh also advocated for additional colleges, federal agencies, and research units to support American agriculture. He was the only scientist to push for passage of the 1862 Morrill Act, which brought a national system of land-grant colleges into being. He secured the land-grant designation for the College and defended its status against would-be usurpers in the Pennsylvania legislature.

This distinguished author series is underwritten by the Anne Hamilton Henszey Pyle and Kenneth B. Pyle Educational Fund for Regional Heritage Preservation (Henszey Pyle Fund.)


Event Details

March 25, 2018

Times: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Centre County/Penn State Visitor Center

Phone: 814-234-4779

Admission: Admission to the program is FREE. Donations are appreciated.

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