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Mabel Loomis Todd and the New England Transcendentalists

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In addition to founding the Amherst Historical Society, Mabel Loomis Todd (1856 – 1932) was a writer, a poet, an artist, a civic activist, a world traveler, and, as it turned out, an ardent environmentalist. And many of her avocations were deeply influenced by her family’s early ties to Concord, Massachusetts, where her maternal grandfather, John Wilder, once served as minister of Concord’s Trinitarian church and her grandmother, Mary, was one of the founders of the Concord Female anti-Slavery Society. But perhaps nothing influenced Mabel more than the real and perceived inspiration of the Thoreau family. Biographer and Tufts professor Julie Dobrow returns to Amherst Historical society to speak about the many ways in which Mabel would feel the Transcendentalists’ call, and how profoundly it affected her life and work.


April 21
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Munson Library, South Amherst
1046 South East Street
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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