Rollins College

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Tours

  1. Mister Rogers' Tour

    We hope you will come to our campus and visit this collection of Fred Rogers memorabilia that we hold so dear. If you have any questions, please contact Marketing and Communications at 407-646-1520.

    Stops

    1. Olin Library Archives

      During regular library business hours please go to the front desk and request directions to the archives located in the basement. 

      Home to a rare collection of Fred Rogers memorabilia, including books, photographs, handwritten letters, his yearbook from 1951, one of the sweaters he wore on his show (knitted by his mother, Nancy), and a pair of his famous sneakers. These items can be seen on request by contacting the Rollins College Archives at archives@rollins.edu.  To minimize damage from light and ensure their long-term preservation, the sweater and sneakers are not on permanent display. However, the Archives staff is always happy to bring them out for visitors.


    2. Tiedtke Concert Hall – Virginia S. and W.W. Nelson Department of Music

      Enter through center doors.

      A large portrait painted by local artist Don Sondag hangs proudly in the Fred Rogers Lobby. Here he is wearing his red sweater and putting on his sneakers. The portrait can be viewed during regular operating hours.


    3. Walk of Fame

      From Holt Avenue count over 15 stones on the top row.

      A stone from Rogers’ hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania can be found in front of Lyman Hall, his old dormitory. The stone was placed in March 1991 among other internationally known honorees. The stone can be viewed during regular operating hours.

    4. Life is for Service Plaque

      This plaque inspired Fred Rogers so much that he carried a photo of the engraving in his wallet for the rest of his life. The marble plaque can be viewed near Strong Hall during regular operating hours.


      Thank you for taking our virtual tour.  We hope you will come to our campus and visit this collection of Fred Rogers memorabilia that we hold so dear.  If you have any questions, please contact Marketing and Communications at 407-646-1520.