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Eleanor Roosevelt in Westbrook: A Refuge for a First Lady

June 15, 2023 @ 7:00 pm


Join park ranger Shaun Roche of Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge and Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge at the Essex Library on June 15 at 7:00 p.m. as he presents Eleanor Roosevelt in Westbrook: A Refuge for a First Lady. Explore the decades-long friendship Mrs. Roosevelt shared with Esther Lape and Elizabeth Read, owners of Salt Meadow, an idyllic estate that would eventually become Connecticut’s first national wildlife refuge. Rarely-seen historic photos, letters, newspaper columns, and other sources are highlights of Ranger Roche’s program. Learn how the “First Lady of the World” found relaxation here on the Connecticut shore. This program is FREE and open to the public, on June 15, at 7 p.m. at the Essex Library, 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call the Library at 860-767-1560 or visit https://www.youressexlibrary.org/


June 15, 2023
7:00 pm
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Essex Library
33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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860 767-1560

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