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Lingering Memories;

Remaining Sites on Campus

 
View of Mary Lyon's grave in The Grove, ca. 1907. Courtesy of MHC Archives (5).
 
View of Pageant Field, late nineteenth century.. Courtesy of MHC Archives. (6)
 
 
 

Places like Mary Lyon’s Grove and Pageant Field are extemely pertinent to the on-campus lives of current Mount Holyoke students, as well as experiences of Alumnae and visitors. While it is agreed that change is natural and necessary, places like these are rooted too deeply into the landscape to be erased completely. Each of these places has become synonymous with Mount Holyoke life and Mount Holyoke Memory.

Mary Lyon's Grave is a Monument to the founder of Mount Holyoke College, and is currently the centerpiece for Founders Day, a fall tradition at the college.

Pageant Field is a rolling green lawn on lower campus, and is currently used for picnics, recreation, and commencement. Up until the 1940s, it was also used for organized sports, and the annual May Day Pageant.

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This page was created by Alexandra Toomey '08 in History 283, Spring Semester 2006 - aetoomey@mtholyoke.edu