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Greek Epic: the Latchis Family & the New England Theater Empire They Built
June 23 @ 5:30 pm
Billings Farm & Museum will host nationally-recognized garden writer, designer, and lecturer Gordon Hayward, who will discuss and sign his latest book: Greek Epic: the Latchis Family & the Theater Empire They Built on Friday, June 23 @ 5:30 p.m. Admission is free; reservations are recommended.
Greek Epic tells the compelling story of the extraordinary Latchis family and their journey from a mountain village in Greece to Brattleboro, Vermont, their successes and sorrows along the way, and the historic Latchis Theater that is their legacy and Brattleboro’s cultural hub. The book is a testament to the hard work of four generations of the Latchis family and a dedicated group of community-minded people who stepped forward to save the Latchis Memorial Building to ensure its use for future generations.
“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 the work of Latchis Arts.”
Admission is free; to reserve tickets or for more information: Billings Farm & Museum: 802-457-2355; firstname.lastname@example.org