Donald Grant Mitchell 200th Year Wrap-up with a conversation between Barbara Lamb, the former New Haven Director of Arts and Cultural Affairs and Rona Johnston of the New Haven Preservation Trust.
Donald Grant Mitchell Bicentennial Year . . .
. . . . join Barbara Lamb, coordinator for the year-long Donald Grant Mitchell Bicentennial Celebration, in conversation with Rona Johnston, President of the New Haven Preservation Trust, on Monday, April 10 from 6-7:30 pm at the Mitchell Branch, as Mitchell’s Bicentennial year comes to a close.
Learn more about the year-long celebration and future plans to memorialize him as they talk about Mitchell’s long life and his numerous contributions to our city. New Haven’s own, a famous bestselling author for whom the Westville Library branch is named, farmer and naturalist, he designed many of New Haven’s beautiful public parks. This Yale grad was a true Renaissance man, scholar and teacher, inveterate cartographer and diplomat, who made his home at a 200-acre farm in Westville in 1855, remaining there until his death in 1906. Don’t miss it!
AGE GROUP: | Adults (18+) |
EVENT TYPE: | Literature, Arts, and Culture |
|Mon, May 29||Closed|
|(Closed Systemwide for Memorial Day Weekend)|
|Tue, May 30||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Wed, May 31||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 01||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 02||Closed|
|Sat, Jun 03||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 04||Closed|
The Donald G. Mitchell Memorial Library was founded in 1910, adopted into the New Haven Free Public Library System in 1922, and opened in its current facility in 1966. Situated on the edge of Beecher Park, Mitchell Library has become a cornerstone of the Westville, Amity, Beaver Hills, Edgewood, and West Rock neighborhoods. Residents frequent the library to attend community meetings; borrow the latest bestsellers; enjoy, attend, or participate in a library program; or take advantage of the library’s free Wi-Fi.