1793

The Residence, designed by Thomas Jefferson, is built for William Madison, brother of fourth U.S. President James Madison

1889

Woodberry Forest School is founded; classes are held in The Residence

1897

J. Carter Walker becomes the first headmaster

1899

Students work with the headmaster to establish Woodberry’s honor system; Walker Building opens

1912

St. Andrew’s Chapel, constructed with funds raised by a student committee, opens its doors

1917

Electric lighting replaces gas lamps in the Walker Building; U.S. entry into World War I prompts military training at Woodberry

1939

Alumni Gymnasium is built (renamed Leonard W. Dick Gymnasium in 1976)

1944

Life magazine features Woodberry’s winter dance

1951

The cornerstone is laid for the new Alumni Memorial Infirmary

1958

Students line up to transfer books to the new William H. White Jr. Library in Hanes Hall

1962

Lyricist Johnny Mercer ’27 wins his fourth Academy Award for the song “Days of Wine and Roses,” with music by Henry Mancini

1966

The J. Carter Walker Memorial Center (now known as the J. Carter Walker Fine Arts Center), a new home for Woodberry's art, drama, and music programs, is dedicated

1967

Woodberry Forest Sports Camp, a residential summer program for young boys, is introduced

1986

Barbee Center, a field house for indoor sports, is dedicated

1996

WFSNet, Woodberry’s Internet service, goes online

2000

100th game between Woodberry and Episcopal High School is played in the South’s oldest continuous high school football rivalry; Woodberry wins 24-13

2003

Jacob Foster ’99 is named Woodberry’s eleventh Rhodes Scholar

2007

Johnson Stadium is dedicated; Woodberry students take top honors in the National Young Physicists Tournament

2012

Our Strong Band campaign concludes, raising more than $111 million for Woodberry

2013

Students test DNA samples from classmates in the new Manning Family Science Building

2014

Woodberry celebrates 125 years of educating boys