From 4-6PM on Sunday, February 21st, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT is hosting a talk featuring an an exhibition titled “Jeanne C. Finley & John Muse: Sleeping Under the Stars, Living Under the Satellites.” Author Dan DeLuca will also discuss his research and read passages from his book about The Old Leather Man.
From the site (http://www.aldrichart.org/events/?id=566):
In the nineteenth century, a wandering vagrant known as the Leatherman (due to his sixty-pound handmade suit) spent thirty years walking a 365-mile clockwise circuit every thirty-four days through towns in New York and Connecticut. The Leatherman is one of the local historical figures whose daily routines are examined in the exhibition Jeanne C. Finley & John Muse: Sleeping Under the Stars, Living Under the Satellites.
Join historian and author Dan DeLuca as he reads passages and tells us about the process of creating his book, The Old Leather Man: Historical Accounts of a Connecticut and New York Legend, followed by a book signing.
Lecture price is free for Museum members, $10 for non-members. You can register online to attend.