Mabel Loomis Todd’s Amherst – Trolley Tour
Join us on April 29th to experience Mabel Loomis Todd’s Amherst—from her earliest residence at the Amherst House hotel to her final resting place in Wildwood Cemetery. This extended tour given from Mrs. Todd’s perspective will be narrated by Dr. Julie Dobrow as we travel on the BID trolley with stops at the Homestead and Evergreens, the Observatory, and Wildwood Cemetery. Be prepared to learn about the artistic and literary achievements that made Mabel extraordinary in her own day, and a fascinating person to study today.
Dr. Dobrow’s presentation will draw on her extensive research for Outside Emily’s Door: Mabel Loomis Todd, Millicent Todd Bingham and the Making of America’s Greatest Poet, her mother/daughter biography being published by WW Norton and Company. Her narrative will be enhanced by period maps and photographs leading us to the homes and haunts of Mrs. Todd. When David Peck Todd was appointed astronomy professor at Amherst College, his alma mater, and the Todds arrived in Amherst, Mabel was anything but an ordinary professor’s wife. Witty, artistic, and charming, she left her mark on Amherst, her home for almost forty years. Read more
We will be running two tours on Saturday, April 29:
Tour 1: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tour 2: 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $65.00 general tickets, $100.00 benefactor tickets.
Buy tickets online
Thursday, April 20
Woodbury Room, Jones Library
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scholars, and other members of our community. Will generations brought up on
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that bring us together? Over the last quarter century, the Internet and digitization
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AHS Spring Programming
History Bites will continue every other Friday throughout the winter and spring. On April 21, AHS trustee George Naughton will discuss science fiction author H.P. Lovecraft. Check our Events Calendar for more upcoming lectures in this series. The most recent talk was on April 7. Richard Cairn will gave a hands-on primary source workshop History Bites.