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Creating Acadia National Park: The Biography of George Bucknam Dorr – Book Talk

Creating Acadia National Park: the Biography of George Bucknam Dorr
Date: Wednesday Oct 26, 2016
Time: 12:00 noon -


The first biography of George B. Dorr ever written, Creating Acadia National Park: the Biography of George Bucknam Dorr is based on painstaking research both in the US and abroad, including federal, state, and private archives. Newly-discovered and uncatalogued sources are supplemented by in-person interviews. Hear from author and historian Dr. Ronald Epp about his important book, documenting Dorr’s pivotal role in the creation of Acadia National Park.

Ronald H. Epp, Ph.D. is a historian and professor of philosophy with a background in scholarly publishing and academic library leadership. His research over the last two decades into the Massachusetts families that influenced the development of conservation philanthropy has resulted in numerous talks and publications for Acadia National Park, Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations, Mount Desert Island Historical Society, and many other organizations. He served as a consultant for the Ken Burns documentary America’s Best Idea: the National Parks and has uncovered and inventoried hidden collections of documents relating to the history of Acadia National Park.

Free for MHS Members; $10 general admission.

Location: Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street
Portland, Maine

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Event Sponsor(s): Maine Historical Society Ronald Epp 

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