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Volunteer Leads Nature Of Love Walk At Ridgefield's Weir Farm

Bonnie Tremante will host the Nature of Love Walk at Weir Farm National Historic Site May 24.
Bonnie Tremante will host the Nature of Love Walk at Weir Farm National Historic Site May 24. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Weir Farm National Historic Site is hosting the Nature of Love walk with local scholar, poet and volunteer Bonnie Tremante on Sunday, May 24, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Tremante will discuss love letters exchanged between artist Julian Alden Weir and his then fiancée Anna Dwight Baker during the summer of 1882. In the letters, Julian and Anna express their deep affection for each other, their observations of nature and nature's role in fostering the bond between them.

Enjoy a walk through the lush, summer landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site while learning about the connection between art, love and landscape that fundamentally affected Weir's appreciation of his Branchville farm.

There is no fee to participate, but registration is required and space is limited. To register or for more information about the Nature of Love Walk, call 203-834-1896 ext. 28.

Tremante graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from Pennsylvania State University, a master’s in reading and language arts from Montclair University and earned a humanities and writing certificate of advanced study from Wesleyan University. She taught for 14 years in the Wilton Public School system in the English department. She continues to explore her love of literature and art by volunteering at Weir Farm National Historic Site, where she enjoys transcribing historic letter, staffing the historic studios as a studio docent and presenting special interpretive programs.

Weir Farm National Historic Site is located at 735 Nod Hill Road in Wilton.

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