Nora Skillern, a member of the Shaker Lakes Women's Committee (Friends of Shaker Lakes), discusses her personal experiences and philanthropic roles at the Shaker Lakes Nature Center. Skillern details fundraising campaigns for the Center, and credits her interest in outdoor recreation to her background as a child growing up in England, where she visited metropolitan parks and learned to garden. Skillern also discusses working for the English colonial government in Africa during the era of decolonialization, and her childhood experiences in England during World War II.
Skillern, Nora (interviewee)
Sack, Mark (interviewer)
Shaker Lakes Nature Center
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"Nora Skillern Interview, 2006" (2006). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 902008.