090513_ham_484_605An Extra Day for Our 50th: Thursday, June 7, 2018

We're starting our 50th Reunion earlier than usual, to have more time to reconnect with classmates, especially those traveling from far away.  The campus won’t be open to us until 1:00pm on Friday, June 8, so we’re offering an extra day in Cambridge and Boston.  This is being organized by our classmates Rachel Harris Winkeller and Pamela Starr Bromberg. Some of our old favorite haunts -- Elsie's Lunch and Design Research -- are long gone, but there are many new things to see.

The Thursday program officially begins at noon with a leisurely, three-course lunch at the Grafton Street Pub in Harvard Square. Then we’ll visit the Harvard Art Museums.  The famed architect, Renzo Piano, renovated the old Fogg Art Museum,  adding a new wing to enable the unification of three museums—the Fogg, the Busch-Reisinger, and the Arthur Sackler—in one facility which opened in 2014 (www.harvardartmuseums.org). Depending on numbers, either we’ll break into small groups, led by curators and docents (some of whom are Wellesley grads), or we’ll hear some introductory remarks and explore the museum on our own.  Either way it's sure to be a treat for anyone interested in art. 

There will be ample time after the museum visit to wander around Harvard Square or visit another museum.  The new Glass Flowers exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History (www.hmnh.harvard.edu ), just a few blocks from the art museum, is a top pick.  Those who want to start early could visit the HMNH before lunch.

The day will be capped by a cocktail party with heavy hors d’oeuvres at a classmate’s home in Boston, an easy subway, taxi or Uber/Lyft ride from Cambridge.            


Registration ends May 25th.  If you have difficulties with registration or other questions, please contact Elllen Genat Hoffman (ellen_g_hoffman@yahoo.com), Ursula Moore Smith (ursie@comcast.net), or Jane Turner Philippi (janephil@aol.com).  Registrants will receive logistical details in May.  Final note: If you register for events online and then need to cancel any or all, we're sorry it cannot be done online.  Please contact Janet Conn, Reunion Treasurer (janetconn@comcast.net).  She'll cancel for you and make sure you get a refund.  


If you're looking for a hotel room, our Thursday chairs suggest www.harvardsquare.com that has a good section on hotels.    For hotels closer to Wellesley see the College website ( www.wellesley.edu/alumnae/events/reunion/hotels).   You'll find two hotels there with group rates for Wellesley Reunion plus numerous others listed.


We hope you will join us for all or part of the day’s program!


Lunch:             $30

Museum:         $13

Cocktail Party:  $42



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Or send a check made out to Wellesley Class of 1968 Reunion to our Reunion Treasurer, Janet Conn, at:

5804 Oak Lane, Edina, MN 55436–2229.  If you send a check, be sure to include a note with your name and the name of any guest for whom you are registering, your email address, and the activities for which you are paying. 

Payments must be received by Friday, May 25th, to participate.  If your plans change and you request a refund, your request must be received by May 25th.


Thursday, 06/7/18 at 12:00pm - 8:00pm | iCal


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