Weir Farm National Historic Site is offering a free, one-hour Poetry and Painting Guided Walk on Saturday, August 19, from 10 to 11am. The poetry, composed by local scholar, poet, and volunteer Bonnie Tremante, captures the mystical and illusionary qualities of the landscape that inspired J. Alden Weir to refer to his Branchville farm as ‘The Land of Nod’ – the magical place of sleep and dreams. Comfortable shoes and a full water bottle are recommended for this summer walk. Registration is free, but space is limited to fifteen participants, so please call early to secure a spot! To register or for more information, please call 203-834-1896 ext. 28.
Bonnie Tremante graduated with a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University, an M.A. 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. Bonnie continues to explore her love of literature and art by volunteering at Weir Farm National Historic Site, where she enjoys transcribing historic letters, staffing the historic studios as a Studio Docent, and presenting special interpretive programs.