On Exhibit

In the Lieutenant Colonel James Lindsay Luke Foyer


Online Exhibits and Study Guides

An Entirely Public Man: Abraham Lincoln in Hotchkiss Memory

Lincoln Seated, c. 1900

This exhibit, curated by the School's first curatorial fellow, Lancy Downs '12, explores Abraham Lincoln's presidency as it was taught and studied at Hotchkiss during the early decades of the 20th century.



Scrapbooks from the early 20th century

Photo from the scrapbook of Henry Frank '02

The Hotchkiss School Archives has collected more than 50 student scrapbooks and
photograph albums that illustrate school life throughout much of the early 20th
century. This exhibit features selections from five students' scrapbooks.




Summer Portals Marks An Anniversary

Summer Portals Celebrating Five Years

In June 2008, when more than 90 students from around the globe meet on the Hotchkiss campus to practice, play, and hypothesize, delving deep into Portals’ twin areas of study, chamber music and environmental science, Summer Portals will celebrate its fifth anniversary.


Reaching the Human Heart:  Hotchkiss and the Riis Boys

Riis Campers

Beginning in 1909, Headmaster Huber G. Buehler agreed to a proposal by the well-known writer/photographer/reformer Jacob Riis to have Hotchkiss host a fresh air camp for inner city children. This is the story of that camp.



The Hotchkiss School Archives Photography Collection


Since its founding in 1892 photographers have documented every aspect of Hotchkiss history. The Archives collection contains more than 25,000 images. Here is a small sample of a rich visual history of the School.




Henry Luce and Hotchkiss: A Study Guide
This study guide, along with the exhibit Henry Luce’s Hotchkiss in the Lieutenant Colonel James Lindsay Luke Foyer, is an attempt to help you know Luce as a young adult and the School that shaped him, so that by understanding Luce’s Hotchkiss you may know the adult Luce, businessman, publisher, and shaper of public opinion.

 Alfred Beach's Senior Spring


Alfred Birdseye Beach '18 left an important gift: he kept a diary. This exhibit provides a glimpse of schoolboy life just as the United States entered the Great War.





Hotchkiss and the Great War, 1914-1918

Hotchkiss Battalion

This exhibit explores the impact of the First World War on The Hotchkiss School’s students, faculty and alumni.