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8/16/2016 - Creating Acadia National Park

MEDIA RELEASE, August 16, 2016, Southbury, CT

To Mark the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service
Author Dr. Ronald Epp will discuss his book Creating Acadia
National Park: the Biography of George Bucknam Dorr

Dr. Ronald Epp will talk about his recently published biography, Creating Acadia National Park: the Biography of George Bucknam Dorr on Thursday, September 22 at 7:00pm in the Kingsley Room of the Southbury Public Library. The timing of this book is perfect since the National Park Service is 100 years old this year. A book signing will follow the program. Registration is required. To register, call the Reference Department at 203-262-0626 x130. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Ronald’s biography is the first one ever written about George Bucknam Dorr and is based on extensive research in the United States and abroad, including federal, state and private archives. Newly-discovered and uncatalogued sources are supplemented by in-person interviews. His book will appeal to anyone who is interested in knowing more about the philanthropic roots of the land conservation movement in the early decades of the 20th Century and anyone who knows and love Acadia National Park.

Ronald is a historian, professor of philosophy, librarian and editor with a background in scholarly publishing and academic library leadership. He has spent a considerable amount of time in Southbury over the last two decades. His research over the last two decades into the Massachusetts families that influenced the development conservation philanthropy has resulted in many talks and publications for Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island Historical Society and many other organizations. He served as a consultant for Ken Burns’s documentary America’s Best Ideas; the National Parks and uncovered and inventoried hidden collections of documents relating to the history of Acadia National Park.


Contact: Shirley Thorson
Head Librarian
Southbury Public Library
203-262-0626 ext. 140