STAND ABOVE THE CROWD! EXCELLENCE IN ALL YOU DO!
Meeting graduates at events is such a joy. Here on the right is my former student Cheryl Blais Rizzo at the South Boston Public Library.
For the South Boston Historical Society talk, I spent a lot of time talking about the Boston campus but also showed pictures of Katharine Ryan Gibbs’s home in Galena, Illinois, and talked about her Irish heritage, a important topic in Southie.
This interior door of specially designed Chekoslavakian ruby glass catches the light at the summer solstice and makes the entire hallway magical. James Ryan, Katharine’s father, stayed true to his Irish roots and kept Celtic traditions alive by building his house to capture the solstice sun. A National Parks Service person said that the placement of the house was off by only two degrees.
Galena News! Jail Hill Inn is now open. This jail building has been renovated into a luxury inn. Katharine Ryan would have know this building because it was built during her high school years.
Let’s keep the Gibbs story alive. If you know of a good venue for a talk about this amazing institution, let me know through the contact tab.
Explore these pages to learn about the people, places, and things that made Gibbs great: the students, faculty, employers, and special Gibbs places from Providence to Bermuda to Chicago. Have you seen the scrapbook of photographs from the Bermuda campus in the late 1930s?