Check Out What Happened In 2013…
A Photo Gallery of our 2013 Events
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Winslow House Author Series
This program was supported in part by a grant from the Marshfield Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
The Association is pleased to announce that our 2013 Author Series was awarded a Marshfield Local Cultural Council Grant.
The series featured Michelle Coughlin, Kent Newmeyer, Stephen Puleo, Stephanie Schorow, Anne Easter Smith, Walter Stahr, John Stauffer, Nancy Rubin Stuart, Michael Tougias and Pultizer Prize awarded author Tom Reiss.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually.
We thank the Marshfield Cultural Council and Massachusetts Cultural Council for their generosity in supporting in part this program.
“Drinking Boston”: Stephanie Schorow
Stephanie Schorow serves up a remarkable cocktail representative of Boston’s intoxicating story: its spirit of invention, its hardscrabble politics, its mythology, and the city’s battle between personal freedom and civic reform.
A City So Grand: Stephen Puleo
Stephen Puleo chronicles the lively journey of a half-century of progress (1850 – 1900) as Boston underwent a stunning metamorphosis from an insulated New England town into one of the world’s great metropolises.
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
Best-selling Author Tom Reiss relates his 2013 Pulitzer-Prize honored story of the real Count of Monte Cristo –forgotten hero General Alex Dumas, and a heartbreaking story of the enduring bonds of love between a father and son.
One Colonial Woman’s World: The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit
Michelle M. Coughlin combs through the diary entries of Mehetabel Chandler Coit (1673 1758) to create a vivid portrait of a woman and the world she inhabited occasioned by war, epidemics, and political upheaval.
The Battle Hymn of the Republic: A Biography of the Song That Marches On
“The Battle Hymn” has long helped to express what we mean when we talk about sacrifice, about the importance of fighting for the values America represents. John Stauffer conjures up and confirms some of our most profound conceptions of national identity and purpose.
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Author Michael Tougias – A Storm Too Soon
Spellbinding, harrowing, and meticulously researched, Michael J. Tougias’ A Storm Too Soon is a vivid account about the powerful collision between the forces of nature and the human will to survive.
Amid a Warring World: American Foreign Relations, 1775 -1815
Robert W. Smith, provokes the question of power from 1775-1815 and how America created a government that could properly harness economic and military power.
The Rhode Island Campaign: The First French and American Operation in the Revolutionary War
Christian McBurney unravels one of the most complex and multi-faceted events of the war, one that combined land and sea strategies and featured controversial decisions on both sides.
Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women & the Radical Men They Married
Nancy Rubin Stuart tells the story of Peggy Shippen Arnold and Lucy Flucker Knox, teenagers who defied their Loyalist families to marry radical patriots amidst politics, spies, tragedies and personal triumphs.
Novelist Anne Easter Smith and Royal Mistress: A Novel
The fascinating story of the rise and fall of the final and favorite mistress of Edward IV, Jane Lambert, who has been an inspiration to poets and playwrights for 500 years.
The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of the New Nation
Kent Newmyer sheds new light on one of the greatest criminal trials in American history, which featured President Thomas Jefferson, Chief Justice John Marshall and former Vice President Aaron Burr
Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man
Walter Stahr sheds new light on the complex and central figure, William Henry Seward, as well as on pivotal events of the Civil War.
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