The Meredith College community is invited to celebrate the completion of Timeless, the Thomas Meredith memorial marker.
The celebration will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the marker site near the Johnson Hall Fountain. The event will feature a brief ceremony and light refreshments.
Timeless, the Thomas Meredith memorial, will hold the time capsule created in honor of Meredith College’s 125th anniversary.
The history of Meredith College is often traced back to the 1835 and 1838 North Carolina Baptist State Convention. In 1835, the convention created a committee to look at creating a female seminary. Thomas Meredith (1795-1850), was a member of this committee. In 1838, Meredith wrote a report on this potential female institute. From these early conventions until his death Thomas Meredith advocated for the future women’s college that is now known as Meredith College in his honor.
Founded on February 27, 1891, Baptist Female University (the first name of Meredith College) opened on September 27, 1899. The ceremony on September 27, 2017, honors the memory of Thomas Meredith, the opening of the College, and our good wishes for those in the years ahead who open the time capsule.