Looking for things to do in Stanford ? Are you an Art Patron, Art Lover, or simply enjoy checking out new things in town? Well – you’re in for a treat. Head on over to Stanford University to check out one of the Free Museums in San Francisco.
Cantor Center with kids
It is #1 Museum in Palo Also that should make onto your California vacation itinerary in case you are visiting San Francisco. The Cantor Art Center houses some of the most famous art works in the world. It is also completely FREE!
Yes, you can even stroll in with a child stroller! There are multiple rotating exhibits available to check out as well as permanent installations including the Auguste Rodin’s Sculpture Garden
Hardly there’s anyone out there who hasn’t heard about “thinking man” – although very few people know who sculpted “thinking man” or under what conditions.
The museum is a perfect place to spend some time with your kids on a rainy day in Palo Alto. I’d highly recommend adding the Cantor Museum to your bucket list while exploring the bay area. The places is easily navigable with a stroller. Additionally, there’s a sculpture garden located adjunct to the center.
Stanford son story
Flase. See the quote below for in depth answer.
The parents of Leland Stanford Jr. (the official name of Stanford is Leland Stanford Junior University”) established Stanford not because they were rudely rebuffed by Harvard’s president, but because it was what they had intended all along.https://www.jacksonville.com/
Here’s a summary of the 2001 viral email as reported by TruthOrFiction.com:
“Two ‘country hicks’ came to Harvard and wanted to talk with the president. A haughty secretary resisted the couple and made them wait for hours. In exasperation, she finally asked the president to see the visitors, which he did if for no other reason to get rid of them. The couple told him their son had attended Harvard for a year and he had loved it, but had been killed in an accident and they wanted to build a memorial to him. The president discouraged them, saying they couldn’t erect a memorial to every student who had died. The couple said they were thinking of donating for an entire building in their son’s honor. The president discouraged them and mentioned how much all of the buildings at Harvard were worth. The lady commented to her husband that if that was all it took to build a university, they ought to construct their own. So…Mr. and Mrs. Leland Stanford went to Palo Alto, Calif., and built a school in honor of their son … a memorial to a student that Harvard no longer cared about.
Stanford University says this story is just not true. According to the official website at stanford.edu/home/stanford/history/begin.html, Leland Stanford was once governor of California and, in 1876, he bought the first of what would become more than 8,000 acres of land on the San Francisco peninsula. Leland and Jane Stanford had one son, Leland Jr., but he never attended Harvard. He died at the age of 15 on a family trip to Italy, but from typhoid fever, not from an accident. Within a few hours of his son’s death, Stanford said to his wife, “The children of California shall be our children.” That was the beginning of Stanford University, according to the official account.
In fact, any time we are visiting our friends at Stanford we always swing by campus. The entire Stanford grounds are pleasant to stroll through. You will always find open door at the church dedicated to university’s founder.
Stanford Memorial Church stands at the center of the campus, and is the University’s architectural crown jewel. It was one of the earliest, and is still among the most prominent, interdenominational churches in the West. Jane Stanford built the church as a memorial to her husband, Leland. Together, Senator and Mrs. Stanford had constructed the University as a memorial to their son, Leland, Jr.