Bryn Mawr Celebrates Founding with Cake, Conference, Art Exhibition, and Mural Event on Sept. 23

Posted September 16th, 2010 at 12:59 pm.

On Sept. 23 1885, Bryn Mawr’s first group of students entered Taylor Hall.

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of this event, Bryn Mawr has a full day of activities scheduled.

12:30 p.m: Birthday cake ceremony on Merion Green (Campus Center rain location) with a cake provided by Charm City Cakes of Food Network’s Ace of Cakes. The ceremony will feature comments by Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe; Associate Professor Kate Thomas, a scholar of 19th-century British literature and culture who teaches a course on Victorian food culture; and student government representatives. A student a cappella group will be on hand to sing “Happy Birthday.”

1 p.m.: Opening of “Heritage and Hope” conference taking place in the McPherson Auditorium of Goodhart Theater. The Heritage and Hope conference will bring together scholars, students, alumnae, and activists from around the world to celebrate the empowering heritage of women’s education and to chart a course for its future.

4 p.m.: 125th Mural Design Review Session in Carpenter Hall, room B21. The College is partnering with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program to create a mural in West Philadelphia highlighting advances in the education of women.

4-6 p.m.: Worlds to Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College open house during which the exhibition curators will give tours of the material and be available to discuss the items on display. The exhibition is in the Class of 1912 Rare Book Room in Canaday Library.

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