Darcy H. Lee, author of Ghosts of Plymouth, Massachusetts, will talk about her book via Zoom on Thursday, October 29 at 6:00 pm. Plymouth is known worldwide as “America’s Hometown,” the landing place of the Pilgrims in 1620 and home of the first Thanksgiving. But the real story of the town is a tale of grim beginnings, plague, desperation, massacre, murder, and fear. A ghostly Victorian couple is known to wander Burial Hill. A shocking crime on Leyden Street, one of the oldest streets in America, still haunts the area. The crew of the brigantine General Arnold, trapped offshore during an icy eighteenth-century blizzard, are suspected to haunt not one but three locations. Author Darcy H. Lee exposes the haunting acts that lie beneath Plymouth’s cherished history.
Darcy H. Lee is the Executive Director of Samaritans of FR/NB, Inc. Most recently, she was the Director of Development at the Women’s Fund of Southeastern Massachusetts. Lee started her career at the John F. Kennedy Library and Foundation in Boston, going on to work as Press Aide to United States Senator Edward M. Kennedy, after which she worked in fundraising for different organizations including Clark University, Orchard House – Home of the Alcotts and Pilgrim Hall Museum. She also served the Plymouth region as Executive Director of Mayflower RSVP, the county’s Senior Corps volunteer agency.
Lee is also the author of two books – the IPPY Silver Medal Award Winner, Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist and International Book Awards Finalist Ghosts of Plymouth, Massachusetts (2017), and The Fantastic, Fabulous, Funny, and Factual Follies of a Facebook Friend (2010).
Lee serves on the board of the Mattapoisett Historical Society, the Fall River Area Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, and the Rotary Club of Fall River. She is a member of the New Bedford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Lee is a 2018 graduate of Leadership Southcoast and is a Paul Harris Fellow through Rotary International. Lee has a BA in history from Marymount College at Fordham University and lives in southeastern Massachusetts.
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