NH Humanities Council program
Scholar James B. Atkinson will present Saving Buffalo and Cardinal: NH's Environmentalist Earnest Baynes on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7 PM in Rotary Hall. Ernest Harold Baynes (1868-1925), fought to prevent the mindless slaughter of buffalo, even raising herds of them in New Hampshire. Images from his fragile glass slides show a team of buffalo pulling him to the Claremont Agricultural Fair. Rare colored images from these slides also show the varied wild animals he domesticated locally. Brightly plumaged birds, like the cardinal, suffered at the hands of the fashion industry. He struggled to combat its efforts because, as an early environmentalist, he sought not to subdue nature but to preserve it. This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council and the Laconia Public Library.
Contact: Deann 524-4775