Monday, October 22, 2012

The Collegiate School Site

Old Saybrook, CT

In 1701 a charter was granted for the establishment of a school at this site,

“wherein Youth may be instructed in the Arts and Sciences [and] through the blessing of Almighty God may be fitted for Publick employment both in Church and Civil State.”

Originally called The Collegiate School, it was moved from Old Saybrook to New Haven in 1716 and re-named Yale College in 1718. Such  humble beginning for what is today one of the great universities of the world.

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