Lois Greene Stone ’55 (ED)
Lois Greene Stone ’55 (ED) was selected by the The Smithsonian National Museum of American History to represent all the teens from the 1940s and 50s. Available also to be seen online, the snapshot of her wearing a felt skirt with horse appliques her father had commissioned to be designed and made for her, and a silk blouse she handmade, was taken in her UConn dorm room, although The Smithsonian superimposed the picture in a stereotypical room of that time-period. The skirt was accessioned by The Smithsonian and displayed in 1974 in The Division of Costume’s exhibit Suiting Everyone.
She is a writer and poet, has been syndicated worldwide. Poetry and personal essays have been included in hard & softcover book anthologies. Collections of her personal items/ photos/ memorabilia are in major museums including twelve different divisions of The Smithsonian.
When a black and white photo of a child holding a ball was to be part of The Strong Museum’s National Toy Hall of Fame after the ball was inducted, the black and white photo in the permanent showcase is of her.
She married Dr. Gerald E. Stone, MD, FACP. in 1956. She has 15 grandchildren and, so far, 3 great-grandchildren.