Ceremony to Honor Austin Hall
The $2 million project was needed to repair years of deterioration and interior problems to preserve the 160-year-old structure. Built in 1851, Austin Hall opened for classes at Austin College in 1852. It has lived through the Civil War, Reconstruction, several hurricanes and even a devastating fire in 1982 that destroyed Old Main. Today it is used for campus special events and receptions.
The event will begin at 3:30 with speakers beginning at 4 p.m. The ceremony is free and is open to all.