Talk on everyday colonial life, April 4

Dr. Susan Williams will present a talk entitled, “Hunting for Alice Morse Earle,” at the New Ipswich Library Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m.

Williams, a professor of history at Fitchburg (Mass.) State University, will talk about her new book, “Alice Morse Earle and the Domestic History of Early America,” recently published by the University of Massachusetts Press.

Earle, an intensely private woman, was a popular historian, antiquarian, and author, who wrote 17 books and more than 40 magazine articles about everyday life in colonial America. An important national figure in the colonial revival movement at the turn of the 20th century and beyond, Earle also had an interesting local context, through her ancestral links to New Ipswich, Peterborough and Dublin.

The event, sponsored by the Stearns Burton Lecture fund of New Ipswich, is free and open to the public.

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