This milestone will be celebrated with year-long special events and exhibitions.
It begins with the opening of a special exhibition of Millay’s treasures at Vassar college, Edna St. Vincent Millay: Treasures From Steepletop. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of Millay’s graduation from Vassar so it is fitting that the events this year take on a special collaboration with the college. To read more about this exhibition which is on display now through June 11, click here.
At Steepletop, the season opens in on May 5th. In the M. Barbara Jackson Exhibition Gallery at the Visitors Center, we will feature a special exhibition, Millay at Vassar. On view will be many items from the Vassar Library’s special collection of Millay materials. This exhibition is curated by Vassar Librarian, Gretchen Lieb.
On October 7th, a very special event, Take Up the Song: The Life and Work of Edna St. Vincent Millay, will take place at Steepletop as part of The Path Through History weekend of events.
Three speakers including Millay Scholar and Millay Society Literary Executor, Holly Peppe; Millay Society board member and author of the Millay biography, A Girl Called Vincent, Krystyna Poray Goddu; and Jerri Dell, granddaughter of Floyd Dell and author of the new book about her grandfather's relationship with Millay, will present Take up The Song:The Life and Work of Edna St. Vincent Millay. This event will discuss the poet's early years as a young girl growing up in Maine, her bohemian life in Greenwich Village and her later years at Steepletop.
Visit our Events page for updated information on all of these exciting events.
The Society's mission is to illuminate the life and writings of Edna St. Vincent Millay and to preserve and interpret the character of Steepletop, her home and gardens, places where nature inspires the creative spirit.