Thursday, May 14, 2015

“A House on the Bay” at the Leach Library

On Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m., the Leach Library will host the illustrated presentation “A Houseon the Bay: Life on 17th Century New Hampshire’s Coastal Frontier” presented by Dr. Neill De Paoli.
Dr. De Paoli earned his degree from the University of New Hampshire and has more than twenty-five years of experience studying the history and historical archaeology of early New England and worked in Maine as the resident archaeologist at the Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site.
The Wiggin family played an integral part of the Great Bay community during the latter part of the seventeenth century. Recently a team of archaeologists discovered the home of Thomas Wiggin, Jr. With pictures of the archaeological site and artifacts, Dr. De Paoli will discuss how bay residents on the periphery of Anglo-American settlements were far less isolated and bereft of the comforts of the more “civilized” world than traditionally thought.
This program is free and open to the public with seating limited to the first 90 individuals. It will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served. 

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