By setting the theme “Celebrating Her Vision: Girls Transforming the World, ” the Bicentennial steering committee placed the founder at the center of the celebration, as this celebration is in equal parts the anniversary of one woman’s grand and right vision and the recognition of 200 years of excellence in girls’ education.
Emma Hart Willard grounded her school with the conviction that girls should be educated to be of best use to the society in which they live. Two hundred years later, “her” girls are still transforming their world. We think that is worth celebrating.
The Great Education Debate
Emma Willard School is pleased to host The Great Education Debate in honor of the school’s Bicentennial year! Join us on January 7, 2014 at Emma Willard’s campus in Troy.
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Own a piece of history. Our Bicentennial Boutique is filled with items only available for our Bicentennial year.
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From the celebration of our history to the fireworks that will occur in May 2014, the way forward includes intellectual festivities and substantive fun.
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200 years calls for celebration
From the release of a new book sharing our combined Emma history in February 2013 through to the grand Bicentennial Celebration in May 2014, the Bicentennial of Emma Willard School offers a series of intellectual, inspiring and spirited events.
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Own your own Emma History
In Wrought with Steadfast Will: A History of Emma Willard School, author and Associate Head Emerita Trudy Hanmer delves deep into the archives to tell the tale of Emma Willard School.
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Experience it yourself
Follow the year of celebrations captured in video and images.
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