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Join The 1842 Society

The 1842 Society weekend is open to donors who annually support Hollins with gifts of $1,842 or more to the Hollins Fund or other purposes. In addition to an invitation to the annual weekend, members are invited to other special events with the president and Hollins trustees, including a private reception at the president's home during Reunion weekend, and are listed prominently in the Annual Report on Giving. Miss Matty's Circle recognizes recent graduates who are leadership donors. Miss Matty's Circle members enjoy full membership in The 1842 Society.



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The 1842 Society and Miss Matty's Circle

Leading the way for Hollins.

Honoring the year Hollins was founded, the 1842 Society provides special recognition to alumnae/i, parents, and friends who annually support Hollins at a level of $1,842 or higher. Young alumnae who support Hollins at leadership levels are members of Miss Matty's Circle, and enjoy full membership in 1842 Society.


The Annual Weekend for Members of
The 1842 Society and Miss Matty's Circle

1842 Society Weekend in Dallas

Dallas, Texas, November 7 - 9, 2014

More than 100 members of The 1842 Society and Miss Matty's Circle joined President Gray and the Trustees for a fantastic Hollins weekend in Dallas, Texas. Many thanks to the Dallas Alumnae Committee who worked behind the scenes to make the weekend so special: Elizabeth Luhn Selzer '96, Lucy McRae Vollet '64, and Barbara Hunt Crow '76.

Save the Dates: 2015 weekend for 1842 Society and Miss Matty's Circle will be held in Paris and London, November 7 - 15, 2015, as part of the celebration of 100 years of Hollins abroad (60th anniversary of Hollins Abroad-Paris and 40th anniversary of Hollins Abroad-London)


Schedule of events

  Thursday, November 6, 2014
  5:30 p.m.
Cocktails hosted by Mary Anne Cree '51 in her home; formal invitation to follow.
  Friday, November 7, 2014
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza 9:00 a.m.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Our weekend begins with The Sixth Floor Museum opening an hour early for our group to take a self-guided tour. The museum is located on the sixth and seventh floors of an early 20th century warehouse formerly known as the Texas School Book Depository and features films, photographs, and artifacts that chronicle the life, death, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
George W. Bush Presidential Center

Please bring driver's license or other form of I.D. to go through security. Our group will dine in the George W. Bush Institute’s Hall of States. The Institute, open only to our group Friday, is a public policy center founded by President and Mrs. Bush in 2009. Part of the Institute is the Women's Initiative, which works to improve access to education, health care, and economic opportunity for women and children. Following our lunch, we will learn more about the Women's Initiative and what to expect during the self-guided tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Private lunch in the George W. Bush Presidential Center and tour of the Library and Museum


Perot Museum of Nature and Science

7:00 p.m.
Cocktails hosted by Lyda Hill '64 in the Lyda Hill Gems and Mineral Hall, Perot Museum of Nature and Science

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science opened in December 2012 as an interactive museum, inspiring curiosity in all ages and serving as a living science lesson. Lyda Hill '64, one of the world’s foremost collectors of gems and minerals, will share remarks with our group while surrounded by astounding gems and minerals. Explore the exhibit to learn more about the science behind the beauty.


  Saturday, November 8, 2014
Bass Performance Hall

9:00 a.m.
Behind the scenes tour of Bass Performance Hall

Located on a full city block in downtown Fort Worth, Bass Performance Hall is a 2,056-seat multipurpose hall reminiscent of the classic European opera house form. During our behind the scenes tour, learn more about the Hall’s history, architecture, and role in Texas. The Hall is the permanent home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Cliburn Concerts.

Kimball Art Museum

11:00 a.m.
Talk and tour of the Kimbell Art Museum

You will have the opportunity to learn more about the Kimbell's new addition, the Renzo Piano Pavilion, during an architecture tour. You will also have the chance to explore the special exhibit Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée D'Orsay. The Kimbell Art Foundation, which owns and operates the museum, was founded in 1936 by Kay and Velma Kimbell, together with Kay's sister and her husband, Dr. and Mrs. Coleman Carter. The Museum’s collection today consists of over 340 works that not only epitomize their periods and movements, but also touch individual high points of aesthetic beauty and historical importance.

Lunch on your own in Fort Worth

Lunch on your own in the Fort Worth Museum District. Suggested lunch locations:

Café Modern – to make reservations for lunch on your own Saturday, November 8, call: 817-738-9215 or 1-866-824-5566 (toll free). For more information, visit http://themodern.org/cafe.

Kimbell Buffet – the buffet does not take reservations, but provides quick and light dining options. For more information, visit https://www.kimbellart.org/visit/dining.

AT&T Stadium

3:00 p.m.
Optional VIP Tour of the AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys

The tour stops include a private suite, the print media press box, the Cotton Bowl office vestibule, and the Dr. Pepper Star Bar or the Ford Motor Company Fountain. Next, you will venture down to the event level to see the field, Miller Lite Club, the post-game interview room, and locker rooms.

The Harlan Crow Library

6:45 p.m.
Signature cocktails and dinner hosted by Barbara Hunt Crow '76 at the private library of Harlan Crow

The Harlan Crow Library is a private, independent library concentrating on American History. It houses an extensive, non-circulating collection of manuscripts, rare books, photographs, and works of art. Dinner and remarks by President Gray will immediately follow cocktails.

  Sunday, November 9, 2014
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Farewell Brunch at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Join us in the Promenade at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek for an informal gathering before departing for home.