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A Tale of Two Victorian Rebels: Beatrix Potter and Rachel Carson

  • September 27, 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • National Conservation Training Center


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On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., award-winning author Linda Lear will give a talk on women in the early conservation movement entitled “A Tale of Two Victorian Rebels: Beatrix Potter and Rachel Carson.”  The talk will be in the Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.

Linda Lear is an environmental historian and the author of two prize-winning biographies: Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature (2009) and Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature (2007). Dr. Lear is a noted scholar on Rachel Carson, having written the introduction to the 50th anniversary edition of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and edited an anthology of Carson's unpublished writing, Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson, in addition to her biography of Carson, which has been called definitive. Booklist said that her biography of Beatrix Potter was a “meticulously researched and brilliantly re-created life.”

Dr. Lear holds a history from George Washington University. She has served as a Senior Smithsonian Research Associate, a Beinecke Fellow, Research Professor of Environmental History at George Washington University and Senior Research Scholar in History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and as a consultant to Public Broadcasting Service’s “American Experience.” She is Senior Fellow of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives at Connecticut College where she is a Trustee Emeritus. 

Registration is not required, however, to receive updates about the event, please register.

Dr. Lear's book will be available for sale at the lecture. 15% of the sales are being donated to the Friends by Four Seasons Books.

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