Holyoke Public Library Event Calendar
|Time:||11:00 AM - 12:30 PM|
|Title:||EDWARD HITCHCOCK: AMERICA'S FIRST DINOSAUR EXPERT with Bob McMaster|
|Contact:||Eileen Crosby, (413) 420-8107|
EDWARD HITCHCOCK was one of 19th-century America's most eminent scientists. He was the first American scientist to publicly embrace the theory of continental glaciation, but he is better known for his landmark research on what he called the "fossil footmarks" of the Connecticut Valley. Despite Edward Hitchcock's achievements in geology and paleontology, no biography had been written of him until 2021, when All the Light here Comes from Above: The Life and Legacy of Edward Hitchcock was published by retired HCC biology professor Bob McMaster. In his presentation, Bob will review the life of Edward Hitchcock, his legacy as a scientist, and his role in the early development of Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, and the University of Massachusetts. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Holyoke History Room.
|www.holyokelibrary.org (413) 420-8101|