Yale Visitor Center to Host Daily Tours during International Festival

In conjunction with the 2001 International Festival of Arts and Ideas, the Yale University Visitor Center will present daily tours from June 14 through June 30 highlighting New Haven and the Yale University campus.

In conjunction with the 2001 International Festival of Arts and Ideas, the Yale University Visitor Center will present daily tours from June 14 through June 30 highlighting New Haven and the Yale University campus.

All tours are free to the general public and will leave from the Visitors Center at 149 Elm Street at 1:30 p.m.

The Center will offer a total of 20 tours over 17 days, with some running concurrently, each with a different focus that varies from history to architecture, celebrating the highlights of New Haven’s history and culture. The “May Day” tour, on June 19, will visit sites in New Haven and on the Yale campus that played a role in the Black Panther trial in May of 1970. The historic tour of Hillhouse Avenue on June 23 will be led by representatives from the New Haven Preservation Trust, and the June 24 tour of historic Wooster Square will feature the residential architecture of the 19th century.

Visitors will have an opportunity on June 29 to tour Yale University’s Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory, which houses the largest nuclear accelerator of its type in the world. The special tour series will end on June 30 with the New Haven Community Gardens and Greenspace Tour, including an overview of the city’s garden projects.

For more information regarding these tours, please call Sheila Pastor at (203) 432-2302, or visit the Yale Visitor Center at 149 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06520.

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