Will McLean Greeley – Essex Library (Virtual event)

Online event

Author Talk with Will McLean Greeley
Birdman of the Senate: Senator George P. McLean and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Thursday, January 18, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom
Registration required.

For birders and history buffs alike! The Essex Library will host Will McLean Greeley, who will provide an overview of his new biography of Senator George P. McLean, titled A Connecticut Yankee Goes to Washington: Senator George P. McLean, Birdman of the Senate.

This is the story of how Connecticut’s George P. McLean, the author’s great-great-uncle, helped establish lasting legal protections for birds, overseeing passage of the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act, landmark environmental protection legislation that is still in effect today. Greeley puts McLean’s victory for birds in the context of his distinguished 45-year career marked by many acts of reform during a time of widespread corruption and political instability.

Sign up on Zoom, or call (860) 767-1560 or e-mail staff.essexlib@gmail.com