Annie Burr Lewis’s Legacy of Philanthropy and Service in Farmington and Beyond (virtual)

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Sue Walker of the Lewis Walpole Library will deliver a talk on Annie Burr Lewis and her contributions to organizations involved in education, historic preservation, and nursing, in Farmington, at Yale University, and beyond.

Annie Burr Lewis is perhaps best remembered as the first president of the Miss Porter’s School Alumnae Association, long-time Farmington resident, and co-founder of the Lewis Walpole Library at 154 Main Street. She followed a path in life laid out for her by family and societal tradition, that led to pivotal roles in philanthropic endeavors and service to causes about which she cared deeply. Drawing upon archival collections at the Lewis Walpole Library, the current online exhibition “Doing Good by Stealth: The Philanthropy and Service of Annie Burr Lewis” and this talk explore the enduring impact of her legacy more than sixty years after her death.


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Susan Odell Walker has been Head of Public Services at the Lewis Walpole Library, a department of Yale University Library, in Farmington for 19 years and serves as the library’s representative to the Farmington Heritage Alliance. She graduated from Tufts University where she focused on Art History and English Literature, and she earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree from Simmons College. Before coming to Yale, Sue worked for many years at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Presented in collaboration with the Lewis Walpole Library.

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