Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New England: Myth or Reality?

New England: Myth or Reality?

Exeter, New Hampshire – Layers of myth-making are responsible for a New England (both real and imagined) that has its roots in romantic idealism and hard-nosed pragmatism. How to sort through it? One way is to investigate the work of the myth-makers: Robert Frost, Wallace Nutting, Norman Rockwell, and Yankee Magazine. They comprise the people and institutions as responsible for the tourists as the legends.

Join the Exeter Historical Society on Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30 pm (with refreshments at 7 p.m.), for a presentation by Edie Clark, entitled “New England: Myth or Reality”. The program will take place at the Exeter Historical Society, 47 Front Street, Exeter, and is free and open to the public. This program is generously sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

The Exeter Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the research and preservation of Exeter’s past. The Historical Society is open to the public on a weekly basis, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 – 4:30 pm, and on Saturdays from 9:30 am to noon. Exeter Historical Society, 47 Front Street, PO Box 924, Exeter, New Hampshire, 03833, 603-778-2335,,

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