August 24th, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Due to extenuating circumstances Lilac Girls Book Presentation will be postponed. Check back for new date!
Kelle Ruden, A professional discussion leader, WHS advisory board member and President of the Westport Garden Club will facilitate. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge for the book discussion.
Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden Tour: Saturday, August 25, 10:30am – 12pm
In partnership with the Westport Garden Club.
Copies of Lilac Girls are available at the Westport Library.
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly is based on the true story of American philanthropist and former actress Caroline Ferriday who rescued 72 Polish women from the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp in Northern Germany and brought them to the U.S. for rehabilitation and the trip of a lifetime. Miss Ferriday spent 78 summers at her home, the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden in Bethlehem, CT creating a wonderland of gardens and refurbishing the 18th century home, a Connecticut Landmark.
The opportunity to enjoy a private tour of the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Gardens, Caroline Ferriday’s home and an inspiration for the novel will take place on Saturday, August 25th at 10:30 am. Directions are available for participants wishing to meet the group at the Bellamy-Ferriday site.
To learn more about the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden visit their website and to read more about the book and Martha Hall Kelly visit her website here.