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McLean Game Refuge -1st in Series

Saturday, June 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

| Free

Simsbury Public Library  |   725 Hopmeadow Street , Simsbury, CT 06070

In this kickoff event for the series ‘Simsbury and the History of Land Conservation’, Alan Lahue, former Director and current volunteer at the Simsbury Historical Society, will highlight the life of Simsbury’s George P. McLean, emphasizing his contribution to local and national land conservation and the protection of wild birds.
Senator McLean is best known in the Farmington Valley for the McLean Game Refuge, comprising 4,100 acres that he bequeathed to towns in the Simsbury-Granby area and the McLean Fund, which led to the establishment of what is now McLean Care in Simsbury.
Alan Lahue holds a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.  With Mary Jane Springman he co-authored Simsbury, a volume in the ‘Images of America’ series from Arcadia Publishing.
A hike through the McLean Game Refuge will immediately follow the lecture – sign up for that event separately.
This series of programs is made possible by a generous grant from Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities which supports cultural and historic organizations that tell the state’s stories, build community and enrich lives.
Free and open to all but registration is required.


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