The first Class Day is held.
Reverend Daniel Merriman of Worcester, MA. speaks at commencement.
1879 - 1880Martha W. Sprague
Hired in 1879 with the help of a commercial employment agency, Martha Sprague‘s tenure as principal seemed doomed from the start.
The Reverend Reuen Thomas speaks at commencement.
Reverend L. T. Townsend, professor of theology, speaks at commencement.
1880 - 1897A. Ellen Stanton
Hired by Caroline Cutler Metcalf to teach French in 1871, A. Ellen Stanton thus provided continuity to the Seminary’s successful past, and added a continental elegance by having lived in Paris before arriving in Norton.
On Saturday, October 8, the Walking Club is organized, with a membership of four.
The Reverend William Crawford speaks at commencement.
The chemistry class experiments with photography for the first time.
Harriet Augusta Newcomb presented the Old Town Hall to the town in 1882 as a tribute to her father, Nathaniel Newcomb. The College purchased the Old Town Hall from the town of Norton in 1982. Using the building for storage… Read More »
Reverend James G. Vose of Providence, RI, speaks at commencement.
Reverend R. R. Meredith of Boston, MA, speaks at commencement.
Mrs. Wheaton gave the original lead statue and fountain of Hebe, the “cupbearer to the gods,” to the Seminary for its fiftieth anniversary in 1884. In the fall of 1932 Hebe was moved to the courtyard created by the new… Read More »
Mary Bailey Lincoln, class of 1864 and first principal of the Boston Cooking School, publishes The Boston Cooking School Cookbook.
1884 - 1908Bowling Alley
A 50th Anniversary gift to the Seminary from Eliza Baylies Wheaton, the Bowling Alley was constructed in 1884 between the apple orchard (in back of Mary Lyon Hall and in front of Knapton) and the edge of the Dimple. This… Read More »
Reverend Joseph T. Duryea of Boston, MA, speaks at commencement.
Wheaton celebrates its fiftieth anniversary.
Reverend Jacob Ide of Mansfield, MA, speaks at commencement.
Reverend E. G. Robinson, president of Brown University, speaks at commencement.
The Reverend William Elliot Griffis of Boston, MA, speaks at commencement.