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Jacobson will be discussing his book at a special program on Saturday, April 11, 4 p.m. We're kicking off our 2015 season with the launch of our latest publication, The Castle: A Cornwall Love Story at a Book Talk and Signing. The book is an adaptation of a lecture given in 2010 by Jeffrey Jacobson, exploring the lives of the Castle's first residents. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, $15 each. Proceeds will benefit the Cornwall Historical Society. Cash or check only, no credit cards. Copies of The Castle may also be purchased online through Lulu.com. The Castle is a unique Cornwall landmark, built during the 1920s by NYC socialite Charlotte Bronson Hunnewell Martin. Shortly after purchasing Turtle Bay Gardens, a complex of brownstone townhouses in New York City, Martin began building a unique country retreat for herself and her husband, Dr. Walton Martin, in Cornwall. Dubbed “The Castle” by locals, the 8,412 square foot mansion was completed in 1924 and was used as a summer retreat. Charlotte added a pottery to the estate in 1927, hiring Vincenzo Rondinone to be her resident artist. Rondinone's Narrow Valley Pottery, and the Castle itself, became integral parts of Cornwall's history. Event is free, donations welcome. Refreshments will be served.