Join us as we celebrate 325 years since the birth of William & Mary by royal charter! Special guest Lewis McGehee '74 will perform as we enjoy happy hour at O'Connor Brewing Company!
So what happened on February 8, 1693? The earth moved, faries danced in the meadows and armies laid down their weapons.
Actually, it's the day William & Mary's charter was granted by the Crown. James Blair had traveled to Britain to advocate for a university on behalf of his fellow Virginians. After months of networking and seeking support, February 8 is the date under which the charter was issued.
The annual celebration of Charter Day at William & Mary was initiatied by President John Stewart Bryan on February 8, 1937.
This event is free to attend; food trucks and beverages will be pay-as-you-go. All are welcome, we look forward to seeing you at O'Connor Brewing!