Moment #001: The Cooper Union Begins
POSTED ON: April 29, 2019
With the goal of creating a free technical school to give men and women vocational skills, Peter and Sarah Bedell Cooper sign a deed of trust on April 29 in order to create The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Its first board of trustees include Edward Cooper (Peter and Sarah's son), Abram S. Hewitt (their son-in-law), Daniel F. Tiemann, John E. Parsons, Wilson G. Hunt, and Peter Cooper himself. In November, classes begin and the library and reading room open.