Gibbs in Back Bay Boston Tours 2018 FREE
Please join me from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM on
April 21, May 19, June 23, July 14, August 11
There is no dress code! Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Reserve your place by writing to email@example.com.
90 Marlborough Street
Gibbs was the most famous school of its kind in the world from 1911 to 2011. Katharine Gibbs School made sure that all of the campuses from Providence, Boston, New York, and beyond were in beautiful buildings in elegant parts of their cities. What could be more elegant than Back Bay?
Although free, attendance is limited to not more than twelve people. The tour is led by Rose A. Doherty, author of Katharine Gibbs: Beyond White Gloves, the first book about the history of Gibbs and its amazing entrepreneurial founder. Rose Doherty is former academic dean at Gibbs and former chair of the Gibbs College Boston Board of Trustees.
Please call (781) 449-3175 to ask questions or let me know you will be present or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will meet at the right-hand statue in front of the Boston Public Library, Dartmouth Street, Copley Square.
Join me in a tour of the excellent sites of Gibbs in Back Bay from 1917 to 2011. Whether you are a graduate, a history buff, or someone who has heard about Gibbs for years and wants to know more, here is a great treat!
STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPCOMING TALKS.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2018
NOON TO 1:00 PM
Katharine Gibbs: Pioneering Entrepreneur
Katharine Gibbs School/Gibbs College prepared graduates for the world of work. She created an internationally-renowned institution from nothing after she was widowed at 46 with no income, two sons to support, and only a high school education. She began her school in 1911 and was CEO of three schools two years before women had the vote. She was an entrepreneur who educated women for business when they were not welcome. The Gibbs family motto “Hold to Your Purpose” motivated graduates to strive for excellence from 1911 to 2011. This illustrated talk will present the history of a truly American institution.
In partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston
Open to OLLI members
COMPLETED TALKS ABOUT GIBBS ARE BELOW.
History Camp, Boston 2018, Suffolk University Law School
Wellesley-Weston Lifetime Learning
General Israel Putnam Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Danvers, joined by the Cape Ann and Salem Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution
“Katharine Gibbs: Trailblazing Woman in Business”
Walking Tours of Gibbs in Boston’s Back Bay from the site of the first Boston school to the last Gibbs in the world.
Salem Women’s History Day House of Seven Gables “Katharine Gibbs: Trailblazing Woman in Business”
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, Massachusetts–Private Corporate Event Not Open to the Public
Waterstone at Wellesley–Private Event
Boca Raton Public Library, Boca Raton FL 33431
Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, Regis College, Weston MA 02493
Two and one-half month exhibit of Gibbs memorabilia and related philatelic material.
Jean Bates Pratt, 1939 graduate, with a 1939 Gibbsonian from the exhibit.
Graduates wore hats and gloves to the exhibit.
Local Authors’ Night, Wilmington Memorial Library, Wilmington MA 01885
Center at the Heights, Needham MA 02494
Brookline Adult & Community Education at Brookline High School, Brookline MA 02446
Sharon Adult Center, Sharon MA 02067
New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston MA 02116
Wellesley Books, Wellesley MA 02482
Rotary Club of Washington, DC, University Club, Washington, DC 20036
Village of Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase MD 20815
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston
BookEnds Winchester, Winchester MA 01890
Rotary Club of Needham, Needham MA 02494
“The Business of Business Education” Kirstein Business Library, Boston Public Library , Boston MA 02116
Wellesley Free Library, Local Author Series, Wellesley MA 02481
Waterstone at Wellesley, Wellesley Hills MA 02481
Wellesley Public Library Local Author Book Fair, Wellesley MA 02481
Needham Free Public Library, Needham Heights MA 02494
Rotary Club of Waltham, Waltham MA 02451
Sippican Woman’s Club, Marion MA 02738
Walpole Public Library, Walpole MA 02081
Back Pages Books, Waltham MA 02453