Stroll Through Time: Walking Trail Provides Snapshots of History

Published 04.20.2014


The History Trail compares today's Penn College with the campus of yesterday. Opened in 1914 as Williamsport High School, the Klump Academic Center is the most historic landmark on campus. Adult vocational classes, held in the high school basement, led to the development of Williamsport Technical Institute (officially named in 1941), Williamsport Area Community College (1965), and Pennsylvania College of Technology (1989). From the Spring 2014 One College Avenue: A photo essay captures a glimpse of the history shared on the 17 kiosks that delineate Penn College's History Trail, an easy walking path around main campus. The trail invites visitors and alumni to acquaint – or reacquaint – themselves with the college.