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OSU Mansfield Presents Bromfield Anniversary Week

10 Nov , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Malabar Farm Foundation, WOSU, and Mansfield/Richland County Public Library are joining The Ohio State University at Mansfield in hosting “Bromfield Anniversary Week,” a commemoration of what would have been the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s 125 birthday.

Events are taking place at Malabar Farm and at other Bromfield-related location. The general list of events is as follows:

Saturday November 13 & Sunday November 14 at 4050 Bromfield Road, Lucas – At 11 AM and 2 PM – Big House Tours at Malabar Farm State Park (Small charge for tour) Visit the place that inspired Bromfield’s dream of sustainable agriculture.

Sunday November 14 at 310 Springmill Street, Mansfield – 2-5 PM – Oak Hill Cottage Tours (Small charge for tour); visit the focal point of Louis Bromfield’s first novel, The Green Bay Tree

Tuesday November 16 at Founders Auditorium, Ohio State Mansfield

6:30 PM – Public Screening of the WOSU Documentary Louis Bromfield: The Man Who Had Everything

8:15 PM – Virtual discussion with Anneliese Abbot, author of the soon-to-be published text: Malabar Farm: Louis Bromfield, Friends of the Land, and the Rise of Sustainable Agriculture Bromfield Library and Information Commons

Wednesday November 11/17 at Ohio State Mansfield – Noon/Display of rarely-seen original Bromfield materials from The Ohio State Rare Books and Manuscripts Library

Thursday, November 18 at Founders Auditorium at Ohio State Mansfield – 7 PM // Staged Reading of De Luxe, a rarely-seen play by Louis Bromfield and John Gearon Presented in cooperation with The Malabar Farm Foundation Mansfield Richland County Public Library.

Saturday, November 20 – 43 W 3rd St., Mansfield – 2:30 PM// Viewing of Johnny Come Lately, a 1943 film starring James Cagney based on Bromfield’s novel McLeod’s Folly 

In addition to these events, 1812Blockhouse will be posting featured stories each day next week relating to Louis Bromfield.

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