- This event has passed.
George Bucknam Dorr: from Jamaica Pond to Commonwealth Avenue
October 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
George Bucknam Dorr, known as the “Father of Acadia”, was the founder of the oldest national park east of the Mississippi River. The roots of George B. Dorr's land conservation achievements are deeply embedded on the Jamaica Pond shoreline where he was born in 1853. Childhood exposure to other Massachusetts landscapes also shaped his later success on the mid-Maine coast. Throughout Dorr's life, notables with attachments to Jamaica Plain--Charles S. Sargent, Edith Wharton, Francis Parkman, Ellen Swallow Richards, Henry & Charles P. Bowditch, Margaret Fuller, and Charles Eliot--kept the Father of Acadia National Park tethered to the place where he spent the first decade of his life.
This talk will be given by Ronald H. Epp, Ph.D., the author of Creating Acadia National Park: The Biography of George Bucknam Dorr. Epp is a historian and professor of philosophy who has spent the last two decades researching the Massachusetts families that influenced the development of conservation philanthropy.
The Jamaica Plain News calendar is open to all local organizations and businesses.
Not-for-profits post their events for free.
We ask businesses to pay $5 per event, but waive that fee as a benefit for advertisers.
We examine all submissions after they go live. Here's the form to add your event. Please be sure to include contact information so we can reach you in case there's a problem!
Please go ahead and submit your event — if you are a business, we will be in touch about your $5 fee. Or you can go ahead and pay your $5 fee via PayPal.