Our Storied Past, Our Bright Future - Framingham State University 1839-2014
Welcome to Framingham State University’s 175th Anniversary Web page. Founded in 1839 by education reformer Horace Mann, Framingham State University is the nation’s oldest public normal school.
The opening of Framingham State in 1839 was a transformational moment in the educational history of our nation. It paved the way for higher education to be extended to segments of our population that previously couldn’t or wouldn’t have gone, including women and minority groups.
The University is planning several events in 2014 to commemorate our historic anniversary. We invite you to join in on the celebrations. We encourage you to explore this site, which features historic photos, a University timeline and information about events and exhibits that will be held throughout the year.