Mount Holyoke College, the first of the "Seven Sister" colleges, was founded in 1837 - almost a century before women gained the right to vote. The words of our founder, Mary Lyon, continue to ring true for today's graduates: "Go where no one else will go, do what no one else will do". A highly selective, residential, research liberal arts college for women with a reputation for academic excellence and the development of women leaders, Mount Holyoke has almost 800 graduates in Washington state.
The Mount Holyoke (Alumnae) Club of Puget Sound is celebrating its one hundred year anniversary. Originally founded as a member of the 'Northwest Club' in 1874, along with sister alumnae in Chicago and Portland, the Puget Sound club began as an independent entity in 1911. A notable achievement of this organization was the honor it received at the Seattle World's Fair, when July 5 - 6, 1962 was proclaimed "Mount Holyoke Day at the Fair". Edward R. Murrow, keynote speaker, had his own ties to the college.
On September 29th, we will be celebrating the 175th anniversary of the founding of the college, the 138th anniversary of the Northwest Club, the 100th anniversary of the Mount Holyoke Club of Puget Sound, and the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World's Fair.
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