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Pejepscot Historical Society Brown Bag Lecture Series

Date/Time
02/28/18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location
Skolfield-Whittier House
161 Park Row
Brunswick, Maine 04011
United States

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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.

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