Our History

 

At the annual meeting of the Association of Congregational Churches of Iowa, James J. Hill lays down a single silver dollar, asking that trustees protect and grow it, officially beginning Grinnell's endowment. Every first-year student receives a replica medal at New Student Orientation.

 

 

Iowa College opens its doors to a rigorous college preparatory program in Davenport, Iowa.  The college would soon relocate to Grinnell, Iowa.