“On April 17, 1935, I called on John Hopkinson Baker, the newly elected President. He swept me off my feet. After struggling for two years to try and get people interested, he not only accepted the idea, he ran away with it.” Millicent Todd Bingham, in letter to John and Elizabeth Baker on the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary.
The rest is our history……..
Celebrating 80 Years: 1936 - 2016
Friday August 5th
2 P.M. Arrival: Move into rooms, tour the buildings, hike to the Bingham Cottage
5 P.M. Reception: Wine and hors d’oeuvres
6 P.M. Lobster dinner (vegetarian options, please indicate at registration about diet)
7 P.M. Evening presentations in the Fish House from Camp Directors, FOHI President, guests and special guest Dr. Julie Dobrow, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, Tufts University speaking on "Early 20th Century 'Tree Huggers': Mabel Loomis Todd, Millicent Todd Bingham and the Development of their Conservation Impulses". Her presentation is based on her forthcoming book: Outside Emily's Door: Mabel Loomis Todd, Millicent Todd Bingham and the Making of America's Greatest Poet.
8:30 P.M. Best of Hog Island slide show
Send photos for Best of Hog Island slide show as e-mail attachments or a drop box link to Susan Schubel, firstname.lastname@example.org by May 10th
Saturday August 6th
7:00 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Cruise to Egg Rock or hike on the island (**Cruise is SOLD OUT**)
12:00 p.m. Lunch on Hog Island
2:00 p.m. Depart Hog Island
(**Cruise and overnight lodging is SOLD OUT**)
You can still register for the day-trip options and we will provide transportation to and from the island.
Registration is free; donations are suggested. Donations to Hog Island 80th Anniversary will help to fund a solar panel project for the Fish House.
Donations may be made online when registering or mail checks payable to:
FOHI, P.O. Box 242, Bremen, ME 04551 (note that it is a gift in honor of the 80th anniversary of Hog Island Audubon Camp).
Space on the Egg Rock cruise and overnight lodging was ‘First come, first serve ’
The 80th Anniversary Celebration is a joint project by Friends of Hog Island and National Audubon Society's Hog Island Audubon Camp.