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May 12, 2016 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

Writing About Conservation Giants
A Talk by Historian Ronald H. Epp

Ronald H. Epp is the author of the firstbiography of George B. Dorrever written,
Creating Acadia National Park: the Biography of George Bucknam Dorr.

This biography is based on painstaking research both in the US and abroad, including federal, state, and private archives. This work will appeal to general and scholarly readers who care about the philanthropic roots of land conservation, those interested in what has been celebrated as “America’s Best Idea,” and above all, those who know and love Acadia National Park.

Ronald H. Epp will discuss his archival research process that resulted in blending the land preservation strategies of Charles William Eliot, George B. Dorr, and John D. Rockefeller.

Thursday, May 12th 6:30pm

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.

Ocean City Free Public Library♦1735 Simpson Avenue♦Ocean City NJ 08226

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