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Crisis of Community:
The Trials and Transformation of a New England Town, 1815-1848

Presented by Mary B. Fuhrer, public historian

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 | 6:30 – 8:00pm

Thayer Memorial Library – Dexter Thayer Room
717 Main Street | Lancaster, MA

Join us as we discover the stories of the past revealed
by letters, diaries and public records.

Mary Fuhrer is a public historian with a Ph.D. in American History. Her professional experience has focused on recovering everyday life of New England's folk and helping others use primary source evidence such as letters, diaries, public records and material culture to tell stories from the past. She provides research and programs as a historian for historical and humanities associations. In 2014, Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities awarded her the MAssachusetts History Commendation for "extensive work in Massachusetts history over the past two decades, [which] has improved the interpretation of history for numerous organizations and countless individuals." Mary is an elected Fellow of the American Antiquarian Society and of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

This is a free presentation offered in partnership with Seven Bridges Writer's Collaborative and Thayer Memorial Library as part of the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area's Author Conversation series.