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Did You Know......Windows on St. Mary's College

Written by Barbara Geehan

There were seven faculty and 37 students in 1897. Principal Laurel R. Langley, center, with faculty surrounding her.

The newest permanent HeritageScape exhibit is now on display in the St. Mary’s College library. Inspired by a St. Mary’s Project by student Michelle Marsich ’08, the nine panels − installed along the wall of windows on the first floor of the library – present views of the history of the college. Black-and-white images from the College archives are juxtaposed with colorful modern images to reflect the introductory panel, which states: “You stand in a place where fire once kindled a new academic vision, archaeology inspires the present, and challenges are stepping stones to the future.”

HeritageScapes across campus weave the history and archaeology of a particular place on campus into the story of modern-day St. Mary’s, and remind us that we cross paths with history every day. To preview this one and others installed in Glendening Hall, Goodpaster Hall, Schaefer Hall, and the James P. Muldoon River Center, go to But we suggest you visit each one in person when you’re here on campus. Some of
the exhibit:

Burned shell of main building, 1924Graduates in 2007Graduates in 1903 Students pose in about 1905

Students arrive by steamboat, in 1900Students arriving in 2009