In Woman’s History Month, the Amherst History Society is pleased to remember Mabel Loomis Todd, who founded the Society in 1899.
World traveler, author, and lecturer, Mabel was instrumental in editing and publishing the first three volumes of Emily Dickinson’s poetry, as well as two volumes of her collected letters — her partner in these efforts was Thomas Wentworth Higginson.
The Amherst History Museum will be mounting a special exhibit on Mabel when we open in May. Stay tuned!
Coming up next week: History Bites will return on Friday, March 31, as Phyllis Lehrer will talk about the history of the Amherst Record newspaper. The lecture will be live at noon in the Woodbury Room of the Jones Library.