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Book Launch Party for Creating Acadia National Park: the Biography of George Bucknam Dorr

Creating Acadia National Park: the Biography of George Bucknam Dorr
Date: Thursday Apr 07, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Although he is known as the “Father of Acadia” and a founder of the oldest national park east of the Mississippi River, George Bucknam Dorr’s seminal contributions to the American environmental movement have gone largely unacknowledged. Even today, those who live in or visit the coastal Maine communities surrounding Acadia National Park do not fully realize the scope of his achievements. This biography is the story of Dorr’s pioneering role in the establishment and development of a unique conservation model that dovetailed with the evolution of the US National Park Service—which shares its 2016 centennial with Acadia.

Join author Ronald Epp and publisher Friends of Acadia at the Jesup Memorial Library to help celebrate the launch of this important book and celebrate George Dorr’s many contributions to the coastal Maine communities and landscapes of Acadia National Park.

Location: Jesup Memorial Library
34 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, Maine
Contact Name: Lisa Horsch Clark
Contact Phone #: (207) 288-3340
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Event Sponsor(s): Friends of Acadia Jesup Memorial Library Ronald Epp 

This is a free event.

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