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Transcript: The Saddest Day

On April 15, 1865, Nettie Bacon, class of 1866, was traveling back to South Hadley after a holiday when she learned of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Over the course of the next few days, she composed a letter to her brother, Alonzo, chronicling the reactions…... » Read more

The Saddest Day

On Display: The Saddest Day

Miniature artist book On April 15, 1865, Antoinette (Nettie) Bacon, class of 1866, was returning to South Hadley in a public carriage when she learned a shocking piece of news: President Abraham Lincoln had been assassinated. That same day, Bacon began a letter to her…... » Read more


On Display: Markers of Grief

Mary Lyon’s hair jewelry On the evening of March 5, 1849, Mary Lyon’s close friend Rebecca Fiske sat down to write a letter to her dear friends to inform them about Lyon’s condition; she wrote, “Have you been anxious about Miss Lyon? What should I…... » Read more

On Display: Slothing Around

The Megatherium of Clapp Lab Climb to the fourth floor of Clapp Laboratory, and you’ll be confronted by a skeleton made up of what many initially mistake to be dinosaur bones. Look a little closer and you may begin to recognize the rounded snout or…... » Read more