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Donald and Carol Thompson: Perseverance: The Life and Work of Painter James Hope

Event date: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 6:30pm

Join Don and Carol Thompson for a talk on their book, Perseverance:  The Life and Work of Painter James Hope.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  James Hope (1818-1892) was an American portrait and landscape painter who excelled at capturing the beauty of mid-19th century Vermont.  He is best known for his five large paintings of the Civil War Battle of Antietam  done from sketches made while serving as Captain in the 2nd Vermont Volunteers.  These are displayed at the Antietam National Battlefield Visitors Center in Maryland,  Hope built his Gothic Revival-style home on South Street in Castleton, Hope House, that today is part of the Castleton University campus.  He painted here each summer for twenty years and taught painting for a time at Castleton Seminary before later moving to Watkins Glen, NY.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:   Since retiring from teaching high school social studies, Don Thompson has worked as a historical interpreter, doing first-person interpretations of such historical figures as Samuel de Champlain and Andrew Carnegie. Carol Thompson is a retired fifth grade elementary teacher.  Don has authored five previous local history books, two of which are co-authored by Carol.  The Thompsons divide their time between Lake Bomoseen, Vermont and Parrish, Florida.


DATE:  Thursday, July 19th at 6:30 pm

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland

ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

Event address: 
2 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701