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Join us in the Great Hall of Rough Point Museum for a conversation between author Sallie Bingham and NRF Senior Curator Kristen Costa as they discuss Bingham’s recently published biography of Doris Duke, The Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke. The biography uses newly available personal papers from the Duke University archives, providing fresh insights into Doris Duke’s life and work as a businesswoman and philanthropist. A book signing will conclude this evening; copies of The Silver Swan will be available for purchase during the program.
Please note: This program takes place inside Rough Point Museum, and all visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination upon check-in.