UPIKE 130th Anniversary Open House

The 130th anniversary of the opening of Pikeville Collegiate Institute.  Open House and Academy Building tours. Refreshments will be provided.  Relevant facts:  November 1, 1888, the Ebenezer Presbytery purchased three acres of land for $1,666.66 on present day College Street to build a school.  The hope was to build a school to educate mountain youth […]
September 16, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The 130th anniversary of the opening of Pikeville Collegiate Institute. 

Open House and Academy Building tours. Refreshments will be provided. 

Relevant facts: 

  1. November 1, 1888, the Ebenezer Presbytery purchased three acres of land for $1,666.66 on present day College Street to build a school.  The hope was to build a school to educate mountain youth and to instill principles of Christianity
  2. May 18, 1889, Rev. David Blyth was installed as the minister of the newly established First Presbyterian Church in Pikeville and was named principal of the Pikeville Collegiate Institute
  3. September 16, 1889, began the school term in the Academy Building with a tuition of $8.00 and the enrollment was estimated to be 125 students

Event Details

Contact Name
Howard Roberts
Contact Email
HowardRoberts@upike.edu
Location

UPIKE campus