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Come hear Charles Longsworth — coauthor of The Making of a College and Hampshire College’s first employee and second president — trace the origins and early history of the ideas, people, and actions that created the College.
The public is invited to “The Founding of Hampshire College,” a talk by Longsworth, on Tuesday, October 14, at 5 p.m. in Franklin Patterson Hall (Main Lecture Hall). College trustee and the first treasurer of Hampshire, from 1966 to 1976, Ken Rosenthal will provide an introduction.
About the talk:
We see the physical presence of our institutions — colleges, schools, churches, theaters — and take them for granted, as if they have always been there. However, every institution begins with people, people who conceive, design, fund, build, lead, staff, and operate the entity. So where did the idea for Hampshire come from? Who were the leaders? How was the campus planned, and where did the funds come from?
For more information, please contact Hampshire College alumni and family relations at email@example.com.