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Date:
January 11, 2021
Time:
3:00 PM
Address:
Weston, MA 02493
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Beatrix Potter: the Woman Behind the Rabbit

Monday, January 11, 2021

Raised by wealthy parents in mid-Victorian London, Beatrix Potter became a multi-faceted woman whose life and work remains a source of inspiration and interest today. Against many odds, she developed a successful career as a writer and illustrator of children’s books that are still highly popular worldwide. She achieved financial independence and owned property during an era in which women had few educational options, lacked legal rights, and were barred from most participating in professions. She used her earnings to purchase and preserve land and farm buildings in the English Lake District, eventually leaving them to the National Trust. Our host Betsy Bray has been a Member of The Beatrix Potter Society for 36 years and served as the first overseas Trustee in the London based Beatrix Potter Society. To register, please email wsnmail2@minlib.net; a Zoom link to the presentation will be forwarded closer to the date of the event.