The 50+ Club

The Scarlet Sages are all Haverford College alumni who have celebrated their 50th Reunion. The group was started by Mather Lippincott '43.

The Scarlet Sages exist to enjoy the good life begun at Haverford, and shall join with classmates and Sages from neighboring institutions to further this pursuit of happiness.

The Scarlet Sages, along with the Bryn Mawr Golden Sages, and Swarthmore Garnet Sages plan trips throughout the year, typically in the Philadelphia region. Past events have included museum trips, lectures, and musical performances. For information on upcoming Scarlet Sages events, contact Liz Campbell, Scarlet Sages Coordinator, at (610)896-1189, or

Upcoming Sages Events

Bryn Mawr, PA
Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, this event has been postponed. All existing registrations will be refunded.

The Bryn Mawr Golden Sages Cordially Invite You to a
Lunch and Talk:
Abraham Lincoln and the Question of Greatness
Presented by guest speaker, Dr. Roger Lane, American historian and professor emeritus of Haverford College.

Our guest speaker Dr. Roger Lane, will examine how and why we Americans have chosen this, in many ways unlikely, candidate as our national hero. Some of it will surprise you.

Roger Lane is an American historian, and professor emeritus at Haverford College. Winner of the prestigious Bancroft Prize, Lane was raised in New England, and graduated from Yale (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa). He took a graduate seminar with Richard Hofstader at Columbia, then briefly taught and coached at The Brunswick School before earning a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1963, the year he began teaching at Haverford College.

Lane won several teaching awards, and was named by the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1987 as one of the "Ten Top Profs" in the metropolitan area. A small liberal arts college allowed him to satisfy his curiosity through courses beyond his scholarly specialties, not simply surveys of "Western Civilization" and "American History" but e.g. "Southern Intellectual History," "History of Violence," "The Civil War", "Immigration," "Researching Philadelphia," "Historiography" and "History of the Family."

He has appeared in many television documentaries, on ethnic history, crime, policing, guns, and the history of murder both general and specific. He lives in Haverford with his wife Marjorie Merklin (Smith College '68), and remains active in civic life, especially in the local African-American community.

On April 2 we will gather at Wyndham Alumnae House for coffee, tea and muffins at 10:15 a.m. The talk will be from 10:30 to 11:30, followed by discussion. At noon, those who have made reservations will enjoy luncheon in the dining room.

We hope you will join us on Thursday, April 2 at Wyndham Alumnae House, 235 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr College, for this Golden Sages Spring Event. Register online today.

I look forward to seeing you and your guests at this event,

Terry Hirshorn BMC '67

Representative of the Bryn Mawr College Golden Sages

Questions? Please contact Gabrielle Gary at or 610-526-5221.

Past Event Details

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Join us!

If you would like to be more actively involved and join the Scarlet Sages Planning Committee, which meets several times a year on Haverford’s campus and can also be joined by conference call, please let us know. We also invite you to offer suggestions for future activities or events.

For more information, or to submit ideas, please contact Liz Campbell at the College. She can be reached at or (610) 896-1189.

Many thanks for your past interest, participation, and support. We look forward to seeing you at future events.

Planning Committee:

Dan Fascione ’53, President
Philip Hawkins ’65
Bill Kaye ’54
Jim Lee ’59
Rod Rothermel ’54
Fred Sanford ’62
Don Scholl ’59
Tom Souders ’61

Additional Highlights from Past Events:

Don Scholl, Haverford Class of 1959, leads discussion in the book bindery on the grounds of the Historic Sugartown Village.

D.C. Sages enjoy a performance and talk-back session with cast members of The Velocity of Autumn at the Arena Stage.

David'65 & Barbara Fraser stand by one of the many textiles on exhibit at the
Perelman Museum of Art.

On December 5, 2018, local Golden and Scarlet Sages gathered in Bryn Athyn, PA, for a tour of the Glen Cairn Museum followed by a Bryn Athyn Cathedral tour, led by John Acton '50.

2019 Photos and Event Highlights:

On January 27, 2019, Scarlet Sages and members of the local community in Naples, FL, gathered to hear an update on the state of the College at the home of Jim '60 and Barbara Howard.

On March 2, 2019, Scarlet and Golden Sages, and members of the Haverford community, toured the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and then gathered for cocktails at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco.

On October 17, 2019, Scarlet Sages and other members of the Haverford Community visited Glenstone Museum in Potomac, MD, for a self guided tour of the private museum and grounds, followed by a communal lunch.

Haverford Glee Club - 1959:

Looking to relive some Haverford memories? Listen to a choral concert from the 1959 Haverford Glee Club, conducted by Charles Ludington. Haverford College songs begin at 38:20 minutes.