First Annual Holiday Mini Reunion                  Newport, Rhode Island                               Sunday, December 15th

  Experience Newport during the Gilded Age & decorated for the holidays. We will begin our day with brunch at La Forge Casino Restaurant located in the historic Newport Casino. In 19th Century terminology a casino was known as a social and recreational facility, not a place to gamble. After brunch, we will go on a special Servent Life Tour at the Elms, summer residence of the Berwinds of Philadelphia who made their fortune in coal. How Downton Abbeyesque is this?! We will conclude our day by visiting the grave of Dr. Harriet Rice, Wellesley Class of 1887 & first African American to graduate from Wellesley.  Our own Mary Baker Wiley will lead us on this amazing journey of the Newport Gilded Age.

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019                        

Brunch: Meet at 11:00am at:  La Forge Casino Restaurant located in the historic Newport Casino at 186 Bellevue Avenue. There is plenty of free parking across the street.

Servant Life Tour at the Elms: Book online for the 2:00pm ASAP as tours are limited to 15 people per tour. We are unable to hold tickets for our group. Cost is $15. The Elms is located at 367 Bellevue Avenue just down the street from brunch.

Visit Harriet Rice's Grave:  Immediately following the tour                                      RSVP & Questions: Please email or call Mary Baker Wiley to answer your questions and tell her if you are going to brunch so she can make a reservation. Even if you are only participating in part of the day, please let her know.  Mary Baker Wiley:, or 401-662-0051       

Newport is only an hour or so from greater Boston, eastern Connecticut, and the south east coast of MA & Cape Cod. Don't miss this great opportunity to reconnect with Wellesley classmates and friends during the holidays. Please join us for the day as we travel through the Gilded Age. 

1-9-8-1 Wellesley Rah!

Event Details


11:00AM - 4:00PM Sun 15 Dec 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )


Newport, RI