Philadelphians Jon and Janine Weller, Bill and Susan Untereker, Jeff Walker and Pat Mynaugh welcomed ’68 classmates and spouses to their city. Events ranged from a tour of Representations: 200 Years of African American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to a private tour of the extraordinary Barnes Museum. During lunch at the Barnes, Katherine Myers of the Williams College Museum of Art discussed topics related to the museum. Culture and camaraderie were punctuated by cuisine: a family-style dinner at Osteria the first night, elegant hors d’oeuvres at the Untereker’s skybox condo the second night before a gourmet meal at Fork restaurant.
Here’s a parallel report, with fuller detail:
Despite blizzards up and down the East Coast on February 15, all 24 people who signed up for the Williams1968 in Philadelphia gathering arrived on schedule.
Bill and Judy Whitman from Vermont were the first to arrive, followed closely by Tom Pierce and Lu Ann Dillon from Virginia. Philadelphia classmates Jon & Janine Weller, Bill & Susan Untereker and Jeff Walker & Pat Mynaugh welcomed us all to the city during the visit. Participating in the tour of “Representations: 200 years of African American Art” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Sunday afternoon were: Clark McFadden & Mary Wagner, Lowell & Nancy Davis, EJ & Mona Strassburger, Bill & Judy Whitman, Tom Pierce & Lu Ann Dillon. Sunday evening, we had a superb dinner served family style at the Osteria. Monday morning, we had a private tour of the Barnes Museum where the above group was joined by Tom & Cathy Nicholson, Barton & Debby Jones, Jon & Janine Weller and Katherine Myers from the Williams College Museum of Art. At an informal lunch at the Barnes, Katherine Myers conveyed greetings from the Director of the Williams College Museum of Art and discussed a variety of topics related to the museum. Monday evening, we all attended a reception hosted by Susan & Bill Untereker and had a gourmet meal at the Fork restaurant. All participants expressed enthusiasm for the art, the food and particularly the opportunity for classmates to reconnect and spouses to meet classmates and other wives.