Oct. 10, 2012 —
Phebe Button, a widow, and her son, Frank, came here from Midway in response to a call for missionaries. They opened Morehead Normal School on Oct. 3, 1887.
That private institution evolved into Morehead State Normal School in 1922 and had two other names before becoming Morehead State University in 1966.
If you’re counting, that means MSU technically had its 125th birthday last Wednesday. For the record, a 125th anniversary is called a quasquicentennial.
MSU is winding up its year-long celebration later this month at Homecoming but it probably won’t be as exciting as that night long ago.
Happy Birthday, MSU.