May 6, 1907 brought to a close the end of an era, for on this day Harriet Newell Haskell passed away.
Her accomplishments during her tenure at Monticello College were numerous and endure today. Education was her life, and through her determination, she sought to provide to it to as many young ladies as the school could accommodate.
Perhaps her most significant accomplishment, however, is the school itself. Had she not seen to its rebuilding after a fire gutted the original structure in 1888, Lewis and Clark Community College would not be where it is today. And while her body may be at rest in her hometown of Waldboro, Maine, her spirit lives on — both literally and figuratively — within Monticello’s friendly confines… still welcoming all who pass through its doors and roam its halls.