By Janet Serra

Posted: 09/29/2017 13:55:43

On October 28 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. visitors to Weir Farm National Historic Site are invited to take a late afternoon walk through the autumn landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site with local scholar and volunteer Bonnie Tremante as she reads excerpts from historic letters written in 1882 to artist Julian Alden Weir from his young fiancée Anna Dwight Baker.

These letters foreshadow Anna's tragic death in 1893 due to complications caused by the birth of Julian and Anna's third daughter Cora. Anna's eerie sense of her own fate is reflected in the autumn's cold, dying landscape, setting sun, and mystical evening atmosphere so chillingly described in Anna's own words.

Bonnie Tremante graduated with a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University, an M.A. in Reading and Language Arts from Montclair University, and earned a Humanities and Writing Certificate of Advanced Study from Wesleyan University. She taught for 14 years in the Wilton Public School system in the English Department. Bonnie continues to explore her love of literature and art by volunteering at Weir Farm National Historic Site, where she enjoys transcribing historic letters, staffing the historic studios as a Studio Docent, and presenting special interpretive programs.

Registration is free, but space is limited, so please call early to secure a spot! To register or for more information, please call 203-834-1896 ext. 28.

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