Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Photo Detective Coming to Town


Exeter, NH…Do you have old photographs hidden in your attic? Are you interested in learning more about the lives of the subjects in the photos and how to preserve these genealogical treasures? Maureen Taylor, “The Photo Detective” will be at the Folsom Tavern in Exeter on Saturday, November 14 at 1 p.m. for a lecture to benefit the American Independence Museum.

Ms. Taylor, called “the nation’s foremost historical photo detective” by the Wall Street Journal, will be speaking about her techniques for photo interpretation and care. She has authored several books, numerous magazine articles, and appeared on many national television shows such as “Today”, “Good Morning America”, “The View” and “Martha Stewart”. Taylor was featured in The History Channel’s series “The Photo Detective”.

After learning that she was working on a book about the American Revolution, the American Independence Museum invited Ms. Taylor to come to Exeter for a lecture. Her latest book The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary War Generation, will be published by Kent State University Press in the Spring. Attendees of the lecture will be able to order the book at a pre-publication price.

Admission to the lecture is $10 per person, but a limited number of fifteen-minute personal consultation spots will be available following the event. The fee for the lecture and consultation is $25 and pre-paid registrations are necessary. For more information, to sign up online or to register call 603-772-2622 or visit http://www.independencemuseum.org/. To learn more about Maureen Taylor, visit www.photodetective.com.

The Folsom Tavern is located at 164 Water Street in Exeter, New Hampshire and is part of the American Independence Museum, a nonprofit with a mission to connect America’s Revolutionary past to the present.