132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5485 .
On Sunday, 4:00pm Keeler Tavern Museum Garden House. Lecture & Reception: $50 ($35 / Members & Students) Lecture Only:$25 ($20 / Members, $15 Students) Dr. Carol R. Berkin, City University of New York professor emeritus of history, will talk about her latest book Wondrous Beauty, a biography of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, the beautiful, headstrong American wife of Napoleon Bonaparte's youngest brother, Jérôme. Betsy and Jérôme, who stopped at the Keeler Tavern in 1804, were considered the most celebrated - and scandalous - couple of their time. By drawing comparisons between Elizabeth Bonaparte’s experiences and concerns and those of today’s contemporary women, Dr. Berkin’s lecture will prompt your consideration of how gender roles are constantly evolving. Books on the Common will have copies of Wondrous Woman available for sale; 10% of book sale proceeds will be donated to the Museum. After a Q&A, Dr. Berkin will join guests for a Wine & Hors d’Oeuvres Reception. Seating is limited. Register online today. Visit the website for more information.