Greek Epic: free program and book signing at Billings Farm & Museum

Have you ever walked into an old theater in a small Vermont town and been overwhelmed by its stunning architecture and ornate decor? Join us on Friday, June 23rd @ 5:30 p.m. to meet Gordon Hayward, a nationally-recognized garden writer, designer, and lecturer who will discuss and sign his latest book: Greek Epic: the Latchis Family & the Theater Empire They Built.

Greek Epic tells the compelling story of the extraordinary Latchis family and their journey from a mountain village in Greece to Brattleboro, Vermont.  He shares their successes and sorrows along the way and focuses on the magnificent and historic Latchis Theater – their family legacy and Brattleboro’s cultural hub. Greek Epic is a testament to the hard work of four generations of the Latchis family as well as dedicated community-minded people who stepped forward to save the Latchis Memorial Building.

“Movies and the performing arts in Brattleboro are centered around the nearly 80-year-old Latchis Memorial Theater, overseen since 2003 by Latchis Arts, a non-profit for which I have served as board president since 2014,” said Gordon Hayward. “I have written this book to further this cause: to keep the theater thriving, to maintain and restore this magnificent historic building, and to celebrate its contribution to the culture of southeastern Vermont.  All proceeds from the sale of Greek Epic will support of the work of Latchis Arts.”

Admission is free; to reserve tickets or for more information: Billings Farm & Museum: 802-457-2355; or


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