In 2011 the MIT Museum opened the new Thomas Peterson ’57 Gallery with the most expansive exhibition ever developed by the museum, highlighting 150 years of the rich history of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Through a collaborative process, MIT community members proposed stories and objects to include in the exhibition and then voted on the final selection. The process yielded unexpected insights and ideas that spoke to the founding president William Barton Rogers’s vision of getting your hands dirty in the pursuit of truth.
The MIT 150 website remains as a record of this evocative exhibition, where visitors can browse objects that reflect MIT’s history, culture, influence, and future. Please add your own comments and reflections to this ever-expanding record of the Institute’s first 150 years.