A free program that reveals the spiritual side of eminent conservationist and former Pennsylvania Governor Gifford Pinchot is planned at Pinchot’s former home, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, Pike County on August 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Guest speaker Edgar Brannon, former director of Grey Towers and longtime historic preservationist in the region, will focus his presentation on how Pinchot’s strong spiritual being guided him throughout his lifetime and influenced his decision making.
The Lecture is one in a series at Grey Towers that illustrates the many accomplishments of the Pinchot family. Most prominent is Gifford, who founded and served as first chief of the U.S. Forest Service and was a two-term Governor of Pennsylvania.
Following the program, the Grey Towers Heritage Association will sponsor a light reception so that participants can further explore the subject one-on-one with the guest speaker.
If you’d like to attend the post-program reception please call 570-296-9625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The next program in this lecture series will be on September 17 starting at 5:30 p.m.-- “The Clearest Way into the Universe: Nature’s Meaning in the Photographs of Ansel Adams.”
Gifford Pinchot was one of the first Americans to recognize that photography could influence the nation’s conservation thinking.
Ansel Adams was also a visionary figure in nature photography and wilderness preservation, and Dr. Brian Carso will present this third in a series of lectures in which he reflects on how Adams’ famous photographs continue to inspire an appreciation for natural beauty and a strong conservation ethic.
This program is co-hosted by the Gifford Pinchot Audubon Society, Grey Towers Heritage Association and the U.S. Forest Service.
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