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Ernest Thompson Seton’s Impact on the World
June 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adventures in Greenwich: Ernest Thompson Seton’s Impact on the World
Ernest Thompson Seton – artist-naturalist, conservationist, author, and storyteller – lived in Greenwich from 1900 to 1930. This presentation, given by his granddaughter, will tell a story about how he gained his fortune to buy land in Greenwich by writing Wild Animals I have Known (that includes the most famous wolf story, Lobo); how he turned mischievous boys into nature-respecting young adults by establishing his Woodcraft Indians; how he co-founded the Boy Scouts of America; and how Wyndygoul (now Pomerance Park) was a gathering place for friendly competitions at camping, cooking from fire lighting to flapjacks; canoeing and portage; and more. Parts of this story are found in Seton’s books – all great reads off the beaten path.
This event is part of the 2022 Adult Summer Reading program, Read Beyond the Beaten Path.