Literature buffs may not know the name, Louis Bromfield, even though he won a Pulitzer Prize. You may not know his stories that are written more from a woman’s perspective than most stories even written by women. You may not know that Bromfield was an early preservationist and a screenwriter for the original Disney version of Ferdinand. But a trip to Malabar Farm will teach you more about the man who thought of the environment and set aside an award-winning career.
Malabar Farm was built in 1939 when Bromfield was at the top of his writing career. The home became his family house until his death in 1956. Not only did the home’s countryside location kick-start his love for protecting the environment but hosted celebrities and politicians throughout the year. The house even was the location of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall’s wedding.
Guests to Malabar Farm can tour the properties, find filming locations from the Shawshank Redemption, attend events on the property. Tours of the house are only $5 a person, and with a guide, you learn more about the life of Louis Bromfield, the life on the farm, and why he was dedicated to bringing more green practices to the area.
The Western-style home has artwork throughout, original items from the Bromfield family as well as relics from a time in the past. The house is beautifully preserved for future generations to enjoy.
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