On May 11th, members of the Ames family gathered at Stonehill for their annual family dinner. After touring the renovation of the Ames Shovel Works (located 2 miles from the College), which is being repurposed into residential apartments, the family listened to a lecture by retired URI professor Maury Klein. Dr. Klein’s works on the Union Pacific railroad and General Electric includes many references to the Ames family’s involvement in these companies.
On April 25th, the Stonehill College Archives opened its first full scale exhibit of the Stanley Bauman Photograph Collection on what would have been Mr. Bauman’s 100th birthday. The exhibit, titled, “A Lasting Legacy: Stanley Bauman and His Camera,” features 90 of the approximately 500,000 images captured by Mr. Bauman during his 70 plus years as a professional photographer. Offering a small glimpse of the variety of images in the collection, the exhibit showcases photos of boxing heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano, nostalgic scenes of downtown Brockton and D.W. Field Park, shots of schools from Brockton and other Southeastern Massachusetts municipalities, and many more photos that convey the significance of Mr. Bauman’s lasting legacy. Located in the Archives gallery in the lobby of Cushing-Martin Hall, the exhibit is open to the public free of charge, between 8am and 6pm, Monday-Friday.