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A Polish Christmas with Martha Hall Kelly

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Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden

9 Main Street North

Bethlehem, CT 06751

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Join us for a special day celebrating the holidays and the work of social philanthropist Caroline Ferriday, the inspiration for New York Times bestselling author Martha Hall Kelly’s novel Lilac Girls at the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden.

Experience the Hay, Caroline’s beloved Connecticut home, staged in the traditional Polish fashion as inspired by her house guests. Learn about Advent and Polish Christmas traditions, including holiday delicacies and customs. Meet Martha Hall Kelly in Caroline’s kitchen and have her sign your copy of Lilac Girls. Tour sessions begin at 12 pm. Greenery will be available for sale to benefit the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden.

Then, carol your way to Memorial Hall to enjoy Polish desserts and shop artisan vendors, followed by an author presentation with question and answer session at 3 pm. Martha will discuss Lilac Girls, including her research process, and where she took artistic license. Gain insight about Lost Roses, the Lilac Girls prequel that tells the story of Caroline’s mother Eliza (coming April 2nd, 2019).

Lilac Girls is based on the true story of social philanthropist Caroline Ferriday, who worked at the French consulate during World War II. It focuses on Caroline’s work as a member of the French Resistance and her interest in the fate of the “lapins” (rabbits) - female political prisoners subjected to medical testing at the Nazi’s Ravensbrück concentration camp. In 1957, Caroline began her crusade to bring 35 of the surviving 53 women to the United States to have restorative medical attention. In her debut novel, Martha transforms the horrors and inhumanities of war into a story of sisterhood and perseverance. For more information on Martha Hall Kelly and her work, visit www.marthahallkelly.com.

12 pm Tour Session & Author Presentation - $50/$40 CTL Members
Enjoy a tour of the festively decorated Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden staged in the traditional Polish fashion & a book signing with Martha Hall Kelly in Caroline Ferriday's kitchen. Includes light refreshments & author presentation with Martha Hall Kelly at Memorial Hall from 3 - 5 pm.

12:30 pm Tour Session & Author Presentation - $50/$40 CTL Members
Enjoy a tour of the festively decorated Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden staged in the traditional Polish fashion & a book signing with Martha Hall Kelly in Caroline Ferriday's kitchen. Includes light refreshments & author presentation with Martha Hall Kelly at Memorial Hall from 3 - 5 pm.

1 pm Tour Session & Author Presentation - $50/$40 CTL Members - SOLD OUT
Enjoy a tour of the festively decorated Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden staged in the traditional Polish fashion & a book signing with Martha Hall Kelly in Caroline Ferriday's kitchen. Includes light refreshments & author presentation with Martha Hall Kelly at Memorial Hall from 3 - 5 pm.

Patron Upgrade - $50 add-on per ticket
($100 per person for the day/$90 for CTL Members)
Includes Lilac Girls hardcover, a Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden pewter ornament in honor of Caroline Ferriday’s charitable work with Ravensbrück concentration camp survivors, premier seating for author presentation, & an additional tax-deductible contribution to the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden.
** Tour Session & Author Presentation ticket must be purchased in order to add Patron Upgrade.

Tickets are $50/$40 for CTL Members; limited availability. Purchase tickets by Monday, November 26th.

To purchase a membership, or receive CTL Member discount code, call 860.247.8996 x 23.

For more information, visit www.ctlandmarks.org.

All proceeds benefit Connecticut Landmarks and the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden.

*In case of inclement weather the event will be held on Sunday, December 2nd.

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