Join Evelyn Geer and the Lepine sisters to learn about the stories behind Evelyn's new book, The Lepine Girls of Mud City: Embracing Vermont. Books will be available for purchase and to have signed. You can also meet Evelyn and the Lepine sisters on June 23rd at Phoenix Books Essex.
The Lepines’ story began in Quebec, from where Maurice and Imelda immigrated to Vermont during the Great Depression. The family farmed, lived off the rich Vermont landscape and instilled a love for it in their daughters, Gert, Jeanette and Therese. As adults, “the Girls” taught school, traveled the world and worked for President Johnson but never forgot their roots. All three returned to Mount Sterling Farm, raising their famed Jersey cows and embodying Vermont’s agricultural tradition. Their story is one of hope and valor—of a family who loved their home and neighbors and left their land as a lasting gift for the world.
Evelyn Geer is a lifelong resident of Vermont and a long-time friend of the Lepine family. During college, she cared for the sisters’ ailing mother, and has remained close to the family since. She has made a living as an artist and journalist, and is a member of the Jacob Walker Art Gallery in Morristown, VT, which was founded by the Lepine sisters. She is also a member of the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, worked for the Stowe Reporter, Stowe Guide Magazine, and The Vermont Journal and Vermont’s Channel 3 TV. She is a member of the Vermont Folklife Center, Stowe Historical Society, and Morristown Historical Society.