The Sippican Historical Society will host a Speakers’ Series entitled “House Stories: The Meanings of Home in a New England Town” on February 8 at 7:00 pm at the Marion Music Hall.
Beth Luey writes about the history behind the doors of historic homes in New England towns. She tells the stories of those who lived or worked in 12 homes in Fairhaven, MA. She will speak to us about how she came to write the book House Stories and will do a short reading from the first chapter, “The Minister and the Maid,” which took place in her own house in 1802. Her storytelling and artful descriptions are based on personal accounts taken from diaries and journals, as well as letters from churches, businesses, legal archives, local libraries and museums.
Beth Luey taught in the history department at Arizona State University until her retirement in 2006, when she and her husband moved to Fairhaven. She has written several books about scholarly publishing and book history, but House Stories is her first venture into local history. We know that you will be fascinated by the stories she has discovered.
All lectures are free and open to the public.