mhc history

On Display: A Dressed up Affair

Titanic-era gown of Katharine Condon Foster, class of 1914 When Carolyn Chesebrough Foster ’58 moved to her husband’s childhood home in Friendship, Maine, she discovered an extraordinary relic hanging in one of the closets—a formal, Titanic-era, silk gown. Edged with ermine (short-tailed weasel) fur and…... » Read more

MoHome Memories: Birth of the Cool

How seven young professors became rock stars for a night (or two) “When you play music, your first obligation is that you can’t be lame,” confesses professor of history Daniel Czitrom. On opening night of the 1984 faculty show, Czitrom and his bandmates were anything…... » Read more

Move-in Day

Then & Now: Move-in Day

  This article appeared in the fall 2013 issue of the Alumnae Quarterly... » Read more

The Odyssey Bookstore Turns Fifty

The Beginning of the Odyssey The Odyssey Bookshop was established in 1963 by Romeo Grenier, a French-Canadian immigrant who arrived in Holyoke, Massachusetts, in 1923 at the age of thirteen. Despite a limited high school education, he was a passionate reader, buying a book a…... » Read more

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