Epp to discuss male intimacy

BAR HARBOR — George B. Dorr biographer Ronald Epp will talk about the intimacies in letters between George B. Dorr, Charles W. Eliot and John D. Rockefeller Jr. at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m.

Epp will give a new interpretation of male intimacy not previously discussed in his Dorr biography “Creating Acadia National Park” or at his previous talk at the Jesup.

Epp’s talk is based on research both in the U.S. and abroad, including federal, state and private archives, along with newly discovered and non-catalogued sources. Epp uncovered and inventoried hidden collections of documents relating to the history of Acadia National Park and Dorr, including work done at the Jesup Memorial Library.

Epp is a historian and professor and served as a consultant for the Ken Burns documentary “America’s Best Idea: The National Parks.” His research over the last two decades into the Massachusetts families that influenced the development of conservation philanthropy has resulted in numerous talks and publications for Acadia National Park, Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations, Mount Desert Island Historical Society and many other organizations.

Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected].

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