Beatrix Potter: Conservationist and Artist
Sunday, April 21st 2 pm
Rowayton Community Center
33 Highland Avenue
A talk by Tom Verde
A tie-in to the upcoming exhibit on
Beatrix Potter at the Morgan Library
Creator of unforgettable animal characters like Peter Rabbit, Jeremy Fisher, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, the beloved English children’s book author and illustrator Beatrix Potter (1866–1943) rooted her fiction in the natural world. Studying botany and mycology established her abiding interest in the life sciences where she enjoyed a second act as a sheep breeder and land conservationist, ultimately bequeathing 4,000 acres of farmland to the National Trust.
Admission: $5; members no charge.