On June 24, 1794 Bowdoin College was chartered by an act of the Massachusetts State Legislature. This summer, we celebrate the 225th anniversary of its founding by examining archival material that tells the story of the College's early years and its growth and development as an institute for higher education.
West View of Bowdoin College, 1830s . Colored lithograph by T. Moore's Lithography (Boston) of a drawing by Esteria Butler of the west view of the campus. From left to right: Massachusetts Hall, Winthrop Hall, Maine Hall and the old Chapel.