T. Lawrason Riggs Archives Fall Exhibit

The display case across from Boisi Hall currently features an exhibit about the Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Center. Designed by Cesar Pelli and opened in 2006, the Golden Center has become the crux of Catholic life and ministry on Yale University’s campus. The exhibit explores the creation of the center with each shelf section representing a different part of the process: fundraising and planning, groundbreaking, building and dedication. The lowest shelf features an Excellence in Construction trophy, awarded to the Golden Center by the Associated Builders and Contractor’s, Inc.

Visitors are welcome to examine original architecture plans, old Yale Daily News articles and pictures with many familiar faces. The exhibit will be on view through December 2015.

FullSizeRenderOriginal plans of the Golden Center’s upper level floor.
IMG_0879Members of the STM and Yale communities breaking ground.
St. Thomas More ChapelThe Thomas E. Golden CenterDedication WeekendThe Dedication of the Golden Center.

What did you think of the exhibit? Did any of the exhibit’s objects trigger memories of your own about this time in STM’s history? Feel free to share your comments and stories below…

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