Celebration for Installation of "Notable Women of Boston" Mural

Remarks by Margaret Hanni

Starts:  4/27/2015  4:00 PM
Ends: 4/27/2015 5:30 PM
Location: Park Science Building Lobby

In 1980 Workingmen’s Cooperative Bank commissioned artist Ellen Lanyon (1926-2013), one of this country’s leading producers of public art, to create a painting commemorating nine women who had made great contributions to Boston and the nation, in fields ranging from civil rights to freedom of religion to social work. The work was donated to Simmons College in 1985.

Three of the women have ties to Simmons College:
  • Melnea Cass, Boston civil rights leader who received an honorary degree from Simmons in 1971.
  • Mary Morton Kehew, president of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union, served on the Simmons College Corporation. 
  • Ellen Richards, the first female graduate of MIT, taught at Simmons in the early 1900's

Join us as we celebrate the return of this mural (previously on loan to the Boston Public Library) and its installation in the Park Science Building.

Refreshments will be served.