Professor of Theatre Mark Cole ’73 and actress Robin Curtis ’78 are teaming up to stage “Speaking of Sheldon…” a reader’s theatre adaptation of The Autobiography of Edward Austin Sheldon, which will premiere at Waterman Theatre in Tyler Hall, Feb. 25 and 26.
Who better to feature in this special Sesquicentennial issue’s Faculty Hall of Fame than cover subject Oswego Founder Edward Austin Sheldon? Certainly he was among the most esteemed faculty members at the college, leaving a legacy that has touched generations (see excerpts from Sheldon’s autobiography starting on p. 18).
Oswego Founder Edward Austin Sheldon left behind a window into his life — his autobiography. In honor of Oswego’s Sesquicentennial celebration, we excerpt here some snippets of Sheldon’s stories.
The nurseryman Edward Austin Sheldon would probably liken it to the seeds of the maple tree propelled by the wind.
Alumni everywhere recognize Shady Shore as one of the most beautiful, historic buildings on campus.
Across a century and a half, the progeny of two presidents — Mary Sheldon Barnes 1868, daughter of Oswego’s Founder Edward Austin Sheldon, and Paige Stanley, daughter of current President Deborah F. Stanley — connected in their love for Shady Shore and their homesickness for the old homestead.
With the exception of a brief period in the 1980s, when it was removed for cleaning and repair, graduates from the 1920s and beyond can all remember one thing in common: the copper statue of founder Edward Austin Sheldon that stands in front of the building that bears his name, the college’s Old Main.
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