Sat, May 27|
Irish American Heritage Center
Meet Beatrix Potter, author of The Tales of Peter Rabbit
This is a PRIVATE event
Time & Location
May 27, 2023, 12:00 PM
Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL 60630, USA
About The Event
Beatrix Potter, the author of THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT and other stories, remains the number one best-selling children’s author of all time. Beatrix came from a wealthy, upper-middle-class family and was reared by a governess for most of her early life. She was not allowed to play with other children, so as for result, her pets, (which she had many of) became her dearest companions. She developed a love for drawing and painting and used her pets as models. Her vivid imagination coupled with her unique artistic talent gave birth to the charming stories that have warmed the hearts of billions.
Beatrix however, was not only a remarkable artist and author. Her love for nature and the English countryside led her to become a farmer and conservationist. In 1943, when she passed away, she bequeathed 15 farms and over 4,000 acres to the National Trust. She is truly, an inspirational woman.