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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.



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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 New York

Hollins in New York City: November 8-10, 2013

Thank you to the more than 130 members of the 1842 Society and Miss Matty's Circle who joined President Gray and the Trustees for a beautiful autumn weekend in New York!

SAVE THE DATES: 1842 Society Weekend in Dallas, Texas

November 7 - 9, 2014


Schedule of Events

Friday, November 8, 2013

9:30 a.m.
9/11 Memorial
Our group will meet at the southwest corner of Trinity Place and Thames Street and will proceed through group check-in to begin our 10 a.m. self-guided tour. Please be prompt as late comers will not be admitted as part of the group.


12:00 p.m.
Lunch at Soho House New York
29-35 Ninth Avenue
Soho House is a chic private members club and hotel located in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan. The renovated space covers six floors of what was once a 45,000 square foot warehouse building. We will meet for lunch in The Library, which is located on the fifth floor.


2:00 p.m.
High Line Tour

Our guides will lead us on a tour of this public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. Owned by the City of New York, the High Line was founded in 1999 by community residents who fought to preserve and transform the abandoned rail line. It is now a non-profit conservancy working with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. The entrance to the High Line is a short walk from Soho House.

3:30 p.m.
Yossi Milo Gallery
245 Tenth Avenue
(between 24th and 25th Streets)
Located just off the 23rd or 26th street exit of the High Line, the gallery features refreshing, compelling, and enchanting contemporary photography. Mr. Milo will be on hand for a tour of the current exhibition and to answer questions you may have about collecting photography. It is a popular Chelsea gallery and Mr. Milo is looking forward to welcoming the Hollins group.

6:00 p.m.
Cocktail Party at 21 Club
21 Club, 21 West 52nd Street
(between 5th and 6th Avenues)
This historic restaurant and one-time speakeasy is one of the most celebrated and notorious restaurants in New York City. Movie stars, U.S. presidents, and the New York elite have frequented it since 1928. The restaurant’s iconic jockeys will greet us for our welcome cocktail party. The location is a short walk to the theatre district and hors d’oeuvres will be a hearty meal if you would like to catch an 8 p.m. curtain.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

9:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m.
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 West 53rd Street
(between 5th and 6th Avenues)
We are set for a before hours tour which will cover the highlights of this very popular New York museum. At the close of the tour, you may stay as long as you wish to explore the museum and two current exhibitions, Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938 and American Modern which will feature works by Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, and others from the Museum collections.

After the MoMA Tour
If you would like to have lunch at the Museum, Café 2 and Terrace 5 do not take reservations. The Modern's Bar Room (which has a three star rating from the New York Times) is also open for lunch on Saturdays and takes reservations, or you may walk in: 212-333-1220.

Afternoon on your own to shop or catch a matinee.

6:00 p.m.
The 1842 Society Cocktails and Dinner
The New York Yacht Club
37 West 44th Street
(between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Established in 1844, the New York Yacht Club has its signature clubhouse in a National Historic Landmark property. This magnificent setting is the site for our signature weekend event with remarks by President Nancy Oliver Gray.
Sunday, November 10, 2013

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Farewell Breakfast
University Club, Council Room,
One West 54th Street
Join us at the hotel for an informal gathering before departing for home.