Author: Bruce Nelson

Polio Pioneers

    The year was 1954 and probably the most feared disease by most parents in Easton was infantile paralysis, more commonly known as polio. The disease had reached epidemic proportions in 1952 with a record 57,879 cases reported that resulted in 3,145 deaths. Nationwide, parents were frantic. In what virtually everyone in today’s world…

Shakespearean Tragedy

Sometimes we who value preservation of important aspects of our past fail to band together to make certain that more recent history is protected as well. The loss of the Shakespeare Theater in Stratford this morning is a perfect example. First conceived in 1950 by Lawrence Langner, with the financial support of Lincoln Kirstein and…