Renowned Jazz Age poet Edna St. Vincent Millay graduated from Poughkeepsie’s Vassar College in 1917. Eight years later, Millay and her husband Eugen Jen Boissevain bought Steepletop, Millay’s beloved homestead in Austerlitz, Columbia County, which was turned into a museum celebrating the poet’s life in 2010, sixty years after her death. Now Edna’s life circles back to Vassar where she graduated 100 years ago with the exhibit “Edna St. Vincent Millay: Treasures from Steepletop” open now through June 11th at the Thompson Memorial Library and the Art Library at at Vassar, Poughkeepsie.
The exhibit includes Millay’s items – including her typewriter, hunting rifle, and jewelry – on loan from Steepletop in Austerlitz. To find out more about the collection and a sneak peek at some of the items in the exhibit, visit Vassar’s Special Collections.
Vassar College is located at 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie.