Who Was Mary Lyon?

A schoolteacher from Massachusetts, an American pioneer, a remarkable woman who founded the worldwide model of higher education for women.
-- Excerpt from the Mary Lyon website.

Who was Mary Lyon? What makes her life inspiring? How did she transform, forever, the course of women’s education? These and other questions can be explored at our Mary Lyon website. Created in 1997 especially for middle school students, the site is an opportunity to discover Mary Lyon and learn about her childhood and education, and her career as a teacher and educational leader.

Additional information about Mary Lyon is available through the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections.

1797-1849
A schoolteacher from Massachusetts, an American pioneer,
a remarkable woman who founded the worldwide model
of higher education for women--Mount Holyoke College

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Collage of Mary Lyon and Mount Holyoke
Collage of Mary Lyon and Mount Holyoke