Northampton School for Girls

Sept. 20-21, 2019

Join us for a celebration of Northampton School for Girls! Gather with your classmates and friends to pay tribute to NSFG and celebrate the power of women’s education.

Questions? Please contact Corinne Briggs 413-529-3301 or  


Friday, September 20  

5:30 – 7 p.m. Wine Tasting Welcome Reception
Glendale Ridge Vineyard, 155 Glendale Road, Southampton, MA

Transportation provided to and from the vineyard only if requested during registration. Mini-bus will leave promptly at the following designated times:
5:00 p.m. Pick up at Quality Inn & Suites, 117 Conz St., Northampton
5:10 p.m. Pick up at Hotel Northampton’s parking lot located at the back of the hotel
5:30 p.m. Drop off at Glendale Ridge Vineyard
7 p.m. Pick up for return trip to Quality Inn & Suites and Hotel Northampton

Dinner on your own 

Saturday, September 21 

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast Panel Discussion
“The Art of Memoir: Preserving the History of NSFG” moderated by Leanna James Blackwell, Director of MFA in Creative Non-Fiction, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Bay Path University
Hotel Northampton, Northampton Room

Transportation provided to and from Williston Northampton School only if requested during registration. Minivan will leave promptly at the following designated times:
10:30 a.m. Pick up at Hotel Northampton’s parking lot

11 a.m. Drop off at Williston Northampton School
If driving yourself, please park in the Homestead parking lot located at the corner of 28 Park Street and Payson Ave. Overflow parking will be on the grass in the campus Quad (horseshoe area)

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Presentation of Northampton School for Girls Archival Materials 
Presentation by WNS Archivist Rick Teller ’70
Williston Northampton School, Reed Campus Center, Dodge Room

12:30 – 2 p.m. Luncheon Honoring the Tradition of the White Blazer Award with Head of School Robert W. Hill III and students
Please wear something white
Williston Northampton School, Birch Dining Commons, Cox Room

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Optional Tour of WNS Campus
Meet outside Birch Dining Commons; golf carts available

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Optional Share Your Memories
Record memories with WNS archivist; To reserve a 5 minute slot, sign up at breakfast or lunch, or call Corinne Briggs at 413-529-3301 prior to event
Williston Northampton School, Reed Campus Center, Room 102

2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Return transportation to Hotel Northampton from Homestead on the Quad
2:30 p.m. first shuttle departs
3:30 p.m. final shuttle departs
Transportation provided only if requested during registration.

3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Enjoy exploring Northampton on your own 

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Guided tour of NSFG campus grounds followed by cocktails & dinner with Keynote Speaker
Journalist and relationship expert Melinda Blau presents “Intergenerational Relationships and the Power of Connection”
The College Church, Glass House, the original Whitaker-Bement building at Northampton School for Girls, 58 Pomeroy Terrace, Northampton

Where to Stay

A limited number of rooms are being held at the Ellery (formerly Autumn Inn) and the D. Hotel. Please reference Northampton School for Girls when calling. 

The Ellery (formerly Autumn Inn)
10 rooms available
Friday & Saturday ($235.00 per night)
Reservations must be made by Monday, August 26.
259 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 584-7660 

The D Hotel & Suites, Holyoke
10 rooms available Saturday night ($203.25-$208.50 depending on room type)
Reservations must be made by Monday, September 9.
Please click here to make a reservation.
One Country Club Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 533-2100


The Hotel Northampton
36 King Street
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 584-3100

Fairfield Inn & Suites
115A Conz Street
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 587-9800
(Please use code YPRB or YPRC for a five percent discount; conditions apply) 

Hampton Inn
24 Bay Road
Hadley, MA 01035
(413) 586-4851 

Quality Inn & Suites
117 Conz Street
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 586-1500 


Five College Area Bed & Breakfast Association
Authentically restored Victorian inns and classic New England farm houses in the Pioneer Valley 

Hampshire Hills Bed & Breakfast Association
Nineteen unique B&Bs nestled in the Hilltowns between Northampton and the Berkshires
(888) 414-7664 

The Pomeroy Inn
83 Pomeroy Terrace
Northampton, MA 01060