12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
161 Park Row
Brunswick, Maine 04011
The Passion of Perfection: Gertrude Hitz Burton’s Modern Victorian Life
Speaker: June Vail, Professor of Dance Emeritus, Bowdoin College
June recently published this book about her great-grandmother. More than the story of a little-known Victorian feminist, this meticulously researched biography unfolds like a novel. Diaries, photographs, and letters postmarked Washington, Boston, Italy and Switzerland, Portland and Deer Isle, Maine, document Gertrude Hitz Burton’s short life, “a journey …both strikingly modern and entirely distinct from our own time.”June will also share several Brunswick connections with Gertrude and her family.