Book Event: Waltzing with Bracey

Posted Oct. 05, 2012, at 4:07 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 12 p.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME

For more information: Elizabeth Nash; 207/774-1822;

Tuesday, November 13, 12:00 pm

Book Event: Waltzing with Bracey

Speaker: Brenda Gilchrist

Author Brenda Gilchrist joins us to talk about her new memoir, Waltzing with Bracey: A Long Reach Home, about her journey to back to Maine, and to the Deer Isle cottage of her ancestors, to claim her place in the world. The cottage, coincidentally, was designed by Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, Henry’s nephew. Joining her on the adventure is Bracey, her Corgi, who helps her negotiate the rambling pile of a house, the ghosts that live there, and this unique place on the Maine coast.

Gilchrist was Senior Editor in Charge of the Art Books Division at Praeger Publishers, and General Editor of The Smithsonian Illustrated Library of Antiques series. Since moving to Maine in 1990, she has written, illustrated, and designed several books.

Waltzing with Bracey is available in the MHS museum store and in the online store; copies will be on hand the day of the talk.