LL Bean Lecture Series: Jeff Ryan

Date(s) - Fri, Mar 06, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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LL Bean hosts a lecture series on Friday evenings from January through April. These are events run by LL Bean. They are here on the MOAC calendar to make membership aware of them. Questions should be addressed to LL Bean. These events are held in the camping department atrium. MOACers often gather for a nightcap after.

When Jim Whyte settled outside the slate mining town of Monson, Maine in 1895, people hardly knew what to make of him. Almost 130 years later, we still don’t. A world traveler that spoke six languages fluently, Whyte came to town with sacks full of money and a fierce desire to keep to himself. It was clear that Whyte was hiding from something—enough to make even the FBI eventually come looking. But even the Feds couldn’t imagine how Whyte, who lost every penny he had when WWI broke out, amassed another fortune before he died. Based on the true story, Jeff Ryan’s newest book, Hermit, follows one man’s quest to discover all he can about Whyte’s secret life before it’s too late. Join us to hear this fascinating story from one of Maine’s most accomplished storytellers.

Jeff will be signing copies of Hermit from 6:30-7 p.m. before his presentation.

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