Alumni Memorial Gymnasium Centennial Celebration
Wednesday, January 24 - 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Brodie Recreation Center Lobby
As part of Duke's Centennial celebration, the Department of Recreation and Physical Education invites members of the university community to stop by the lobby of the Brodie Recreation Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 4-8 p.m., for cake and giveaways (while supplies last) to commemorate 100 years of Alumni Memorial Gymnasium.
Alumni Memorial Gymnasium was erected in 1922-1923 with funds from alumni and friends of the college as a memorial to the Trinity University men killed in World War I. The building featured a gymnasium and swimming pool, and was also used for dances and other social functions.
Today, Alumni Memorial Gymnasium sits at the heart of Brodie Recreation Center. A 31,000-square-foot addition to the original structure was completed in 1996, and the entire complex was renamed after the seventh president of the university, H. Keith H. Brodie, and his wife, Brenda.
In 2024, Duke celebrates its Centennial, marking one hundred years since Trinity College became Duke University. Duke will use this historic milestone to deepen the understanding of its history, inspire pride and strengthen bonds and partnerships, and prepare for a second century of continued excellence and impactful leadership. To learn more, please visit 100.duke.edu.
NOTE: Gym use is restricted to Recreation and Physical Education members.
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