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October 2, 2013

“Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself”

The granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller Jr. will join Colin Campbell, Colonial Williamsburg president and CEO, for a conversation about her recently published memoir, “Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself,” at 4:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 in the Hennage Auditorium of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

The youngest daughter of David and Peggy Rockefeller, and a granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller Jr., Eileen Rockefeller Growald writes a personal family memoir, giving readers a look inside one of the most important families in American history. As the youngest of six children and 22 cousins, Eileen learned at a young age that great wealth could open almost any door but could not buy personal worth.

Prior to the conversation with Colin Campbell, she will sign copies of the book at 4 p.m. A reception in the Museum Café will follow the discussion.

Eileen is the co-chair of her family's generational association, and founding chair of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and the Growald Family Fund. She has two adult sons and lives on an organic farm in Vermont with her husband.

A Good Neighbor Pass, Annual Pass, Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or Museum ticket is required for admission to the event. Copies of “Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself” are available for sale.

Programs and exhibitions at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.

Media Contact:
Jim Bradley