Gender history detective: Smith College student tells tale of early 1900s inn

04 Feb 2012 10:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Although nearly 90 years have passed since Ye Rose Tree Inn closed its doors, aspects of its story resonate today. It offers insights into what Northampton was like at the time, and what has changed and what has not.

It involves a conflict between Smith College and a local business. At the center of that conflict stood an independent woman - some called her eccentric - who pushed the gender boundaries of her day.

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