Many of you are already very familiar with Tremlett College, a bastion of higher education that is inextricably linked to the HWS. Tremlett was founded in 1635 and has a very unusual location on an island just off the coast of Maine. Antheia Island is linked to the mainland by a rope ferry (though the ferry is mostly an exercise in historic preservation these days).
The Hardy Women’s Society was founded at Tremlett in 1898. Our organization still has a very close relationship with the college. HWS members Kerry Eilleen and Amanda Kooser have spent quite a bit of time there conducting research at the library for The Library of Lost Trees novel.
Many of our HWS members are either alumni or current students at Tremlett. We have fond memories of taking botany class in Rackers Conservatory, walking through the wildflower field in the spring, and riding the waves atop the historic rope ferry over to Fearns. We still recall the warnings to stay away from the eastern cliffs and out of the darkest woods!
I know that Tremlett, by design, must always have a very limited enrollment, but I’m thrilled that the college has chosen to share a little bit more about itself with the world. Head on over and read up about Tremlett College, the best-kept secret in American education!