New Exhibits Feature Lawrenceville at Home and Abroad

Just in time for Alumni Weekend, Lawrenceville’s Stephan Archives presents two new exhibits – “Teaching and Trekking through the Tropics” in the Fathers Building (Pop Hall) and “The History of Abbott Dining Hall” (in both Abbott and on online). “Teaching and Trekking” will open May 3 while “The History of Abbott” can be enjoyed now. Both exhibits can be accessed during the individual building’s hours of operation and are currently open only to members of the School community.
“Teaching & Trekking through the Tropics”
Following in the steps of Aldo Leopold’s legacy, Dr. John L. Clark has spent his career in the pursuit of discovering and documenting plant diversity. As the Aldo Leopold Distinguished Teaching Chair in Environmental Science and Ethics, Clark directs annual research expeditions during summer and spring breaks to Ecuador and Cuba for Lawrenceville School students where they too can participate in biodiversity scholarship through experiential learning. Travel enthusiasts, scientists, and art aficionados will be delighted to see 24 enlarged, full-color O’Keeffe-like images of new and thought-to-be-extinct flowering plant species in photographs taken by Clark and now displayed in the Fathers Building. Candid photos of students, faculty, and Aldo Leopold (Courtesy of the Leopold Foundation) are also on display.
“The History of Abbott Dining Hall”
Dedicated to the sixth Head Master of The Lawrenceville School, Abbott Dining Hall has hosted numerous wedding receptions, dances, and conferences, and served thousands of meals to the community for nearly sixty years. During this time, the Hall has been reimagined and reconfigured, most noticeably during the 2018 renovation.
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