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Date & Time
Saturday, September 29

Member: $5;
Nonmember: $10;
Free for residents of the hilltowns and college students

Contact Information

William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

Directions to William Cullen Bryant Homestead

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History, Art & Culture

The Power of Poetry & The Press

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Journalism & Literature as the Voice of Environmental Conservation

In the 19th century, William Cullen Bryant inspired an early American conservation ethic through his poetic verses and compelling essays. He penned nationally read poems and editorials that encouraged Americans to rethink their connection to nature and experience the unique and undeveloped American landscape.

Following Bryant’s lead, The Trustees present a Symposium - a gathering in the spirit of environmental awareness - with a keynote address by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History and New Yorker staff writer, Elizabeth Kolbert.

This day's program will focus on how local journalism and the creativity of literature can inspire a modern conservation ethic and call to action in preserving our rustic New England landscapes.

College Shuttle

We’re excited to share that we’re offering a free shuttle to this event for all college students.

The shuttle will leave from:
79 South Pleasant Street, Amherst MA at 815AM
AND 1 Roundhouse Plaza, Northampton, MA (Peter Pan Bus Terminal) at 835AM on the day of the event.

To RSVP for a spot on the shuttle, please email: bryanthomestead@thetrustees.org by September 25th

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