Classics Day

An interactive and educational event that allows
people of all ages to engage with ancient cultures. 

Crunchy leaves, hot cider and Classics Day

Classics Day, held every other fall, brings hundreds of guests from around the Midwest to campus. The day focuses primarily on ancient Greece and Rome. But it also features demonstrations, exhibitions and representatives from other cultures, time periods and geographic regions, such as like ancient Egypt, classical Japan, classical China, classical India and the indigenous peoples of our local region.

The next Classics Day will be in fall 2021. It is free and open to the public. 

Activities and demonstrations include: ancient Greek Olympics (nine events); ancient-style weaving; ancient technology and engineering; Greek, Macedonian and Roman military demonstrations; Greek and Roman art works from the College’s Shields Collection of Art and Antiquities; gladiatorial combat; and Native American artifacts from our archaeology lab