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.