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Program

 This year's Founders' Celebration will be held at Cantor Arts Center during Reunion Homecoming Weekend – the final event on their calendar.

Founders’ Celebration commemorates the founding of the University and the legacy of the Stanford family. This is an opportunity for all members of the Stanford community—students, faculty, and staff—together with members of neighboring communities to join in celebration of the success of Jane and Leland Stanford’s dream to establish a "university of high degree."

In and around Cantor Arts Center:

1:00 p.m.   Cantor Family Programs: Try your hand at creating a flipbook “motion picture” inspired by photography pioneer Eadweard Muybridge! - Moorman Studio
1:30 p.m.   Stanford Family Carriage will be available for viewing, high wheel bicyclists - Museum entrance
                     Exhibit of Stanford Family artifacts, ephemera and memorabilia - Cantor Auditorium
1:45 p.m.   Introduction by Daniel Hartwig, University Archivist, to the exhibit curated by Stanford University Archives - Cantor Auditorium
2:00 p.m.   Docent tour of the Stanford Family rooms
                     Cantor Family Programs: Leave your mark by creating a time capsule capturing this moment in history! - Cantor Courtyard
2:30 p.m.   Ceremony of Remembrance: Cantor North Lawn, adjacent to the Auditorium
3:00 p.m.   Light reception with music by Marais Chamber Ensemble, meet "Jane Stanford"
                     Docent tour of the Stanford Family rooms
                     Introduction by Daniel Hartwig, University Archivist, to the exhibit curated by Stanford University Archives - Cantor Auditorium
3:15 p.m.   Shuttle service to/from the Mausoleum starts - shuttle stop at the Museum entrance
3:30 p.m.   Historical Dance Workshop led by Cathleen Myers with music by Bangers & Mash

In and around the Main Quad:

Enjoy a self-guided walking tour around some of the oldest parts of the University with our Historypin tour. Also available as an app from the iTunes store (In the app, click on Channels, Stanford University Archives, then Tours).

In and around the Stanford Family Mausoleum Area:

On this rare occasion, the Stanford Mausoleum will be open to visitors between the hours of 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. Shuttle service will be provided every 15 minutes between the Cantor Arts Center and the Mausoleum beginning at 3:15 p.m.

Other areas of note around the Mausoleum:

Stanford Family Memorial Statue
Angel of Grief
Arizona Cactus Garden
The Arboretum
  A flyer of information about the area may be downloaded from the link on the right.