Today's Moment
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
About Mass MomentsContact
Sophia Smith Endows New Women's College

On this day in 1870, a shy but determined woman from Hatfield willed that her fortune be used to establish a women's college in Northampton. The first woman in America to endow a college for women, Sophia Smith was not a social crusader, but she did believe that women's power for good would "be incalculably enlarged" by higher education....
...more on this moment
Play this Radio Moment
Search Mass Moments
Discuss this Moment
Subscribe to eMoments
Teachers' Features
This past week's MomentsSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

©2017 Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities. All rights reserved.