new_york_pexels1New York City Mini-Reunion: Tuesday, March 26

Please join ’66 classmates when our own Melinda Ponder discusses her noted biography, Katharine Lee Bates: From Sea to Shining Sea, which tells the story of the trail-blazing woman who wrote "America the Beautiful." 

It compellingly portrays the story of her public triumphs as an activist poet as well as her personal heartaches as a single woman who had to choose between marriage and a career.


Illustrating her talk with vintage photos, Melinda will describe the many roles that the fledgling Wellesley College played in the life and career of “Katie of ’80” (class of 1880). Once she joined the young female Wellesley faculty, they pulled her into the tumultuous events of the country, and she responded with “America the Beautiful,” and by mentoring the next generation of American poets, including Robert Frost. 

Connect with ’66 classmates, share in Melinda’s fascinating illustrated presentation, indulge in light refreshments, and enjoy midtown Manhattan as spring approaches.

Please RSVP to by March 12, 2019 to ensure space will be available.


The details:

  • March 26, 2019, 2 p.m.
  • The 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street (just off Fifth Avenue)
  • Light refreshments