Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Nature's Storyteller: The Life of Gene Stratton-Porter

On Tuesday June 21 at 6:30 pm local author Barbara Olenyik Morrow will present a power point presentation on the life of Gene Stratton-Porter. Barbara recently published a book for the Indiana Historical Society Press that examines Stratton-Porter’s early life exploring the treacherous Limberlost Swamp in northeastern Indiana to her development as an enormously popular writer. Stratton-Porter used her popularity to campaign for conservation, and some claimed she was as influential as President Theodore Roosevelt in igniting public interest in wildlife causes. Prominent scholar and critic William Lyon Phelps observed that Stratton-Porter “led millions of boys and girls into the study of natural objects,” and he even called her “a public institution, like Yellowstone Park.” The public is invited for this special evening books will be available for sale. This presentation is being presented by Friends of the Library.


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