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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Friday, May 13, 2011

Marblehead Samplers Lecture, 19 May

The Marblehead Museum is hosting a lecture on "The Singular Style of Marblehead Samplers" on Thursday, 19 May, by curator Karen MacInnis. The museum's press release says:
The collection of samplers and needlework at the Marblehead Museum is exceptional. Made by young girls and women, these works have much to tell the viewer about their makers' skills and the life and times in which they were made.

MacInnis has studied these and other needlework pieces, and is knowledgeable about their importance. She has consulted at the Lynn Museum, the Wenham Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum, and has contributed to needlework surveys. She is Vice President of the Board at the Bellingham Cary House, and a Trustee of the Salisbury Library.
The talk will start at 7:30 P.M. at the museum, 170 Washington Street in Marblehead. Admission is $10 for museum members and $15 for others. Reservations are recommended; call 781-631-1768.

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