Upcoming Events

More than 300 members of the Bryn Mawr College community and neighbors have taken the Black at Bryn Mawr walking tour since it debuted in April 2015.

The last public tours for the project took place during Reunion 2016. Through June 17, 2016, walking tours were also available by request for individuals, groups, and class visits; email Monica Mercado  (mmercado@brynmawr.edu) for details or to schedule. This pages serves as a record of all tours offered between 2015-2016.


Grace Pusey ’15 and Emma Kioko ’15 lead the first Black at Bryn Mawr Tour (April 21, 2015). Photograph by Monica Mercado.

Spring 2016 schedule

Fall 2015 schedule

Grace Pusey '15 leads new faculty on the Black at Bryn Mawr tour (August 2015). Photograph by Monica Mercado.

Grace Pusey ’15 leads new faculty on the Black at Bryn Mawr tour (August 2015). Photograph by Monica Mercado.

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Summer 2015 schedule

Former members of the Perry House community gather after the Black at Bryn Mawr tour (May 30, 2015). Photograph courtesy of Bryn Mawr College Communications.

  • On May 30, 2015, Grace Pusey and Monica Mercado offered the Black at Bryn Mawr walking tour to thirty-five Bryn Mawr College alumnae/i and friends as part of Reunion 2015. At tour’s end, former residents of Perry House stopped for a picture to commemorate the building. For more information, follow the official #ProjectPerry blog.

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Spring 2015 schedule

Public tours

  • Thursday, April 23 at 5pm [RSVP]
  • Friday April 24 at 2:30pm [RSVP] followed by Friday Finds (see below)
  • Saturday, April 24 at 2:30pm [RSVP]
  • Saturday, May 2 at 4:00pm [RSVP]
  • Monday, May 4 at 12:00pm [RSVP] TOUR FULL AS OF 4/22/15
  • Wednesday, May 6 at 1:30pm [RSVP]

Private tours

Emma and Grace also presented the project as part of the following events:

  • Day of Community Learning, Bryn Mawr College (open to all BMC faculty, staff, and students) – Wednesday, March 18, 11:45am – 1pm, Thomas 110 – sign up here.
  • Friday FindsBryn Mawr College Special Collections (open to all BMC faculty, staff, and students) – Friday, April 24, 4-5pm in the Special Collections Seminar Room, Canaday Library room 205.

Questions? Email Monica Mercado, advisor to the project, and Director of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education, at greenfieldhwe@brynmawr.edu

5 thoughts on “Upcoming Events

  1. There should be a record of our week-end long “Black Arts Celebration in 1968.

  2. Dear Jacqueline,

    I actually used your “College News” article on the Black Arts Celebration a few weeks back in the class I am teaching this semester, Higher Education for Women: Bryn Mawr and Beyond (http://historyb332.blogs.brynmawr.edu) and we have a few pieces of paper in the archives from the 1968 event. I’d like to talk further–this is an important moment and we’re hoping to begin collecting oral histories with the Black alumnae next academic year.

    If you’d be interested in talking more, I can be reached directly at mmercado [at] brynmawr [dot] edu

    –Monica Mercado

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