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Intimacies in Letters between Dorr, Eliot, and Rockefeller: a talk by Ronald Epp

Ron Epp speaks at the Jesup in April 2016
Date: Wednesday Aug 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


George B. Dorr biographer Ronald Epp will talk about the intimacies in letters between George B. Dorr, Charles W. Eliot, and John D. Rockefeller Jr., giving a new interpretation of male intimacy not previously discussed in his Dorr biography, Creating Acadia National Park, or at his previous talk at the Jesup.

Epp’s talk is based on research both in the U.S. and abroad, including federal, state and private archives, along with newly discovered and non-catalogued sources. Epp uncovered and inventoried hidden collections of documents relating to the history of Acadia National Park and Dorr, including work done at the Jesup Memorial Library.

Epp is a historian and professor and served as a consultant for the Ken Burns documentary “America’s Best Idea: The National Parks.” 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.

Location: Jesup Memorial Library
34 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, Maine
Contact Name: Kayla Chagnon
Contact Phone #: (207) 288-4245
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Event Sponsor(s): Jesup Memorial Library Ronald Epp 

This is a free event.

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