Concordia College Timeline

Established in 1891, Concordia College was founded by a small group Norwegian-American Lutherans. From its start in a second hand building with three professors and twelve students Concordia has grown into a highly regarded liberal arts college.

Information included in this timeline was drawn primarily from the Concordia College Archives. Source materials included year books, archival records, the ;xSTx;i;xETx;Cobber Chronicle;xSTx;/i;xETx;, as well as Carroll Engelhardt's ;xSTx;i;xETx;On Firm Foundation Grounded;xSTx;/i;xETx;. All images and information regarding buildings came from the Interactive Historical Map of Concordia College and can be found here: ;xNLx;;xNLx;The timeline was created as a collaborative student project in Hist 325: Doing Digital History during spring semester of 2015. Student authors: Kelsey Dodge, Aliza Rux, and Andy Seaberg. Course instructor: Dr. Joy K. Lintelman.;xNLx;;xNLx;;xNLx;;xNLx;

1882-02-01 00:00:00

Bishop Whipple

1891-02-22 00:00:00

First Concordia Band

1891-03-01 00:00:00

I.F. Grose

Known more so as the first Principal of Concordia College, I.F.Grose played a pivotal role in organizing the college in its earliest years.

1892-02-01 00:00:00

Academy Hall

1892-08-16 15:37:30

Academy Hall is Constructed

1893-02-01 00:00:00

North Hall

1893-03-01 00:00:00

Hans H. Aaker

Hans H. Aaker, acted as the second principal of Concordia after I.F. Grose stepped down. One of his lasting legacies for the college was his development of a commercial program on campus.

1893-08-16 15:37:30

Concordia's First Commencement

1902-03-01 00:00:00

Rasmus R. Bogstad

Under the leadership of Bogstad, the iconic Concordia building 'Old Main' was built.

1903-02-01 00:00:00

Bogstad Residence

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