SATURDAY, OCT 15:
CORNELIA PINCHOT DAY
WALK: THE GREY TOWERS LANDSCAPE: AUTUMN IN CORNELIA’S GARDENS, 1:30pm
Brilliant red, yellow and orange leaves will be ablaze for this landscape tour through Cornelia Pinchot’s gardens. Meet at the Visitor Pavilion to view the fabulous foliage displays of the native shrubs, the Japanese maple display, the historic Sugar Maple planted by General William T. Sherman and the historic landscape. Regular tour fees apply.
FILM: CORNELIA PINCHOT, ACTIVIST, Then, as part of the community Black Bear Film Festival, join us for a viewing of the film “Triangle Fire,” a commemoration of the lives lost in the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911, which launched Cornelia Pinchot’s activism and advocacy toward instituting safety regulations to protect women and children working in factories. Free.
TALK: CORNELIA PINCHOT: ALL IN A DAY'S WORK, The film will be followed by a lecture by Ms. Leila Pinchot, GTHA board member and great-granddaughter of Cornelia Bryce Pinchot, who will share photos and information about Mrs. Pinchot’s activism, pursuit of civil rights and social justice and support of her husband’s progressive political agenda. Free.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16:
ALDO LEOPOLD AND A LAND ETHIC FOR OUR TIME
FILM: GREENFIRE FREE MOVIE SCREENINGS,
Free screenings of the film "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time," a 72-minute film about the famed conservationist Aldo Leopold and how his legacy continues today through the work of people and organizations all over the country. Leopold attended forestry school at Grey Towers in the early 1900s, which inspired him to pursue a career teaching people about land ethics as a product of social evolution.
TALK: LEOPOLD BIOGRAPHER AND GREENFIRE FILMMAKERS,
World-renowned Leopold biographer Curt Meine and US Forest Service filmmakers Steve and Ann Dunsky will share their thoughts about how Leopold’s work influenced – and continues to influence – conservation of our natural resources today with an intimate Q&A following the film.
WALK: FORESTRY SCHOOL CAMPSITE,
Take a short hike to the re-created campsite at Grey Towers to get a feel for how Leopold and his fellow classmates lived while studying forestry at Grey Towers in the early 1900s. Hear a reading of the letters he wrote while in Milford.