Explore this section to learn about the establishment of Wheaton Female Seminary.

Letter written by Mary Lyon to Laban Morey Wheaton responding to his invitation to serve as principal of soon-to-open Wheaton Female Seminary. Letter is dated July 8, 1834. Page 1The Founding

Mary Lyon, Consultant

Engraving based on a portrait of Mary Lyon. Date unknown.Eunice Caldwell, Principal

Students in a botany class, 1885The First Curriculum