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The Newly Historic Old Gym

Posted by on Monday, February 15, 2010 in Visiting Vanderbilt.

Another wintry day in Nashville didn’t deter big crowds of visitors from campus on President’s Day with a full Black & Gold Days and two afternoon information sessions.  Visitors for the daily info sessions likely didn’t know they would be a part of Vanderbilt history when they got up this morning.  Just as I’m sure that Alexander Graham Bell didn’t know as he busted a grub on his bagel and lox on the morning of June 2, 1875 that later that day he would hear the world’s first wire-transmitted sound.  Indeed, today’s visitors may well look back on this day as no less world-changing.  That is because on this day, the Historic Old Gym welcomed its first daily information session.  Please give yourself a moment to allow for the historical magnitude to sink in. “And boom goes the dynamite.”

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