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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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Wainwright on New England Meetinghouses, 29 Jan.

On Wednesday, 29 January, the Congregational Library in Boston will host an illustrated noontime lecture by Paul Wainwright about his photographs of the region’s oldest surviving religious buildings.

Wainwright’s photographs are collected in A Space for Faith: The Colonial Meetinghouses of New England, which was named best photography/art book of 2010 at the New England Book Festival. His website describes his work this way:

Paul Wainwright is a photographer based in Atkinson, New Hampshire, who works in a traditional manner utilizing sheet film, a large-format camera, and silver gelatin printing. His work has appeared in numerous juried competitions and solo exhibitions, and is included in the permanent collections of both private and corporate collectors, including Fidelity Investments, the Boston Public Library, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. . . . Wainwright holds a Ph.D. in physics from Yale University.
The library invites people to bring a brown-bag lunch to Wainwright’s talk, but it’s more than a lunchtime lecture: it’s scheduled to start at noon and last until 2:00 P.M. The Congregational Library is at 14 Beacon Street. Reserve a space through the library’s website.

ADDENDUM: This event was originally scheduled for 22 January. Because of the bad weather, it was postponed for a week, and this post was updated accordingly.

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