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Wednesday, November 29


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Francis William Bird Park
Walpole, MA

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The Bird Family and Bird Park

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Join Bird family member Frank Phillips, the Walpole Historical Society, and the Trustees for an informal talk on the Bird Family and Bird Park, created and endowed in 1925 by local industrialist Charles Sumner Bird, Sr. and his wife Anna in memory of their eldest son, Francis William Bird. Both Charles Sumner and Francis William worked for the family business, which began in 1795, during George Washington's second term as president, and lasted over 200 years. Come hear about this pioneering family and its contributions to the town of Walpole, including Bird Park, a “sequestered breathing space in the heart of East Walpole” designed to improve health through respite and relaxation in nature. During the event, the public is invited to share their own stories and any memorabilia they have of the Bird Family and Bird Park. The Trustees Archives and Research Center will be on hand to document any historical memorabilia shared by the public, so it can be recorded and brought back home that night. The talk will be held at the Community Room of the Walpole Public Library (143 School Street, Walpole). Light refreshments provided.

Please contact Maura (mogara@thetrustees.org; 508-668-6136) with questions.

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