ww Outside of Boston Public Library
Dartmouth Street, Copley Square
Boston, MA 02116
What Would Gibbs Do or WWGD is the tagline used on television’s “NCIS.”
Jethro Gibbs is a former Marine officer who lives by a set of rules which his staff must follow. Women and men who went to Gibbs during its century also lived by rules. A single misspelled word earned a zero, and ignoring rules about dress or professional behavior resulted in penalties.
Gibbs was the most famous school of its kind in the world from 1911 to 2011. Katharine Gibbs made sure that all of the campuses from Providence, Boston, New York, and beyond were in beautiful buildings in elegant parts of their cities. What could be more elegant than Back Bay?
Although free, attendance is limited to not more than twelve people. The tour is led by Rose A. Doherty, author of Katharine Gibbs: Beyond White Gloves, the first book about the history of Gibbs and its amazing entrepreneurial founder.
Please call (781) 449-3175 to ask questions or let me know you will be present or write to [email protected]. We will meet at the right-hand statue in front of the Boston Public Library, Dartmouth Street, Copley Square.
Join me in a tour of the excellent sites of Gibbs in Back Bay from 1917 to 2011. Whether you are a graduate, a history buff, or someone who has heard about Gibbs for years and wants to know more, here is a great treat!