Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
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No Place Like Home: The World-Class Landscapes and Environmental History of the Berlin Region
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Tuesday, Jun. 19, 6:30 pm

Lecture and book signing featuring the book, Traprock Landscapes of New England, by Peter M. LeTourneau, Ph.D. and the photography of Robert Pagini.



Born and raised in Meriden, Robert Pagini and Dr. LeTourneau were inspired from an early age by the spectacular landscapes of the local region. Once called "the boldest and most beautiful" landscapes of New England, thousands of visitors, including scientists, writers, artists, and landscape tourists, flocked to the traprock hills for inspiration. Two of the most important American landscape paintings, Thomas Cole's "Oxbow" and "West Rock" by Frederic Church, feature local Connecticut Valley landscapes. The traprock hills surrounding Berlin played a key role in early scientific discoveries and the development of modern rock climbing. Nearby Hubbard Park, designed by the firm founded by Frederick Law Olmstead was praised as one of the finest municipal parks of its time. The open space environments and clean water supplied by the traprock hills comprise critical natural resources for the region. Dr. LeTourneau will present interesting facts, historic images, and Mr. Pagini's beautiful photographs of Berlin and the nearby areas in the Connecticut Valley.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Berlin Historical Society.

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