FebruMary at MHC

Celebrating Mary Lyon's birthday all month long

FebruMary Fact of the Day – Feb. 16

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Did you know that as brilliant as Mary Lyon was, even she made mistakes once in a while?

“After all her protracted efforts to find  the right person to superintend the domestic department, her choice was a mistake.  Miss Peters had the intellectual and personal qualifications Miss Lyon had particularly sought to give standing to the domestic department, but the intricacies of scheduling defeated her” (Green, 1979, p. 174).

FebruMary facts come from the book Mary Lyon and Mount Holyoke, Opening the Gates, by Elizabeth Alden Green.

Green, E. A. (1979). Mary Lyon and Mount Holyoke: Opening the gates. Hanover, N.H: University Press of New England.


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