This Day in Williams History
August 5th, 1850 David Dudley Field, Jr. (Class of 1825) gives a 'literary picnic' for Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville on Monument Mountain in Great Barrington, MA.
August 11th, 1851 Herman Melville, with a party of friends and relatives, stays overnight in the observatory on Mount Greylock. more »
August 14th, 1855 Members of the Lyceum of Natural History dedicate Jackson Hall, their new headquarters located in the Berkshire Quad. more »
August 15th, 1838 Nathaniel Hawthorne attends Williams College's Commencement. more »
August 15th, 1854 Ralph Waldo Emerson speaks before the Adelphic Union, the student literary-debating society. more »