WALKING TOURS OF BACK BAY–2022
HISTORY AND SITES OF KATHARINE GIBBS SCHOOL AND GIBBS COLLEGE
Saturdays from 11:00 AM TO 12:30 PM
August 20, September 17, October 15
Gibbs was the most famous school of its kind in the world from 1911 to 2011. Katharine Gibbs made sure that all of the campuses from Providence, Boston, New York, and beyond were in beautiful buildings in elegant parts of their cities.
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.
Please call (781) 540-1847 to ask questions or let me know you will be present or write to email@example.com. 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!
TALKS ABOUT GIBBS HAVE BEEN GIVEN AT THE SITES LISTED BELOW.
IF YOU HAVE A SUGGESTED VENUE, PLEASE CALL OR WRITE.
Waterstone at the Circle for residents and guests
History Camp Boston 2019, a history unconference at Suffolk University Law School
The College Club of Boston, the oldest women’s college club in the country, served as a dormitory for some Gibbs students.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston–Multiple times since 2015
History Camp, Boston 2018, Suffolk University Law School
Wellesley-Weston Lifetime Learning–Open to Members
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
Salem Women’s History Day House of Seven Gables “Katharine Gibbs: Trailblazing Woman in Business”
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, Massachusetts–Private Corporate Event
Waterstone at Wellesley–Private Event
Boca Raton Public Library, Boca Raton, Florida
Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, Regis College, Weston
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.
Canton Public Library, Canton
Canton chapter of the American Association of University Women
Local Authors’ Night, Wilmington Memorial Library, Wilmington
Center at the Heights, Needham
Wellesley Books, Wellesley
Rotary Club of Washington, DC, University Club, Washington, DC
Village of Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase, Maryland
BookEnds Winchester, Winchester
Rotary Club of Needham, Needham
“The Business of Business Education” Kirstein Business Library, Boston Public Library
Wellesley Free Library, Local Author Series, Wellesley
Waterstone at Wellesley, Wellesley Hills
Needham Free Public Library, Needham Heights
Rotary Club of Waltham, Waltham
Sippican Woman’s Club, Marion
Walpole Public Library, Walpole
Back Pages Books, Waltham