J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Upcoming Lectures at the Marblehead Museum

The Marblehead Museum is featuring a couple of lectures on Revolutionary topics this month.

On Wednesday, 10 March, clothing historians Matthew Brenckle and Victoria Rebal Brenckle will speak on “What They Wore: Soldiers and Camp Followers in Glover’s Regiment, 1775”:

How did Marblehead’s seafaring soldiers and landside laborers—the men of [Col. John] Glover’s Regiment—dress as they prepared for war in 1775? What did their attire say about who they and their families were as citizens?
This session starts at 7:30 P.M. It looks like it’s free to the public, and there will even be refreshments. Call 781-631-1768 for reservations.

On Thursday, 18 March, Don Doliber will trace “The History of Masons in Marblehead.” Admission to this talk is listed as $15, or $10 for museum members. It is in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit on “Masons in Colonial Marblehead,” which features the punchbowl shown here.

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