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August 3, 2017 by rochesterhistoricalnh

The Rochester Historical Society has received a grant from New Hampshire Humanities to present New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them by Jeremy D’Entremont on Thursday, June 14, at 7 PM at the Rochester Historical Society Museum at 58 Hanson Street in downtown Rochester.
Everyone knows there’s “something about lighthouses” that gives them broad appeal, but their vital role in our history and culture is little appreciated. Our early nation was built on maritime economy, and lighthouses were part of the system that made that possible. Due to automation, traditional lighthouse keeping is a way of life that has faded into the past. Jeremy D’Entremont tells the history of New England’s historic and picturesque lighthouses primarily focusing on the colorful and dramatic stories of lighthouse keepers and their families.
Jeremy D’Entremont has written more than a dozen books and 300 articles on lighthouse history and other maritime topics. He is the official historian of the American Lighthouse Foundation and the founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses. D’Entremont has lectured and narrated cruises from Maine to California, and his photographs have appeared in many books and magazines. He is also editor of the website “New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide” at http://www.newenglandlighthouses.net. He emphasizes the rich human history of lighthouse keepers and their families in his presentations.
This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow the meeting.
New Hampshire Humanities nurtures the joy of learning and inspires community engagement by bringing life-enhancing ideas from the humanities to the people of New Hampshire. They connect people with ideas. Learn more at http://www.NHHumanities.org.
For more information, contact the Rochester Historical Society at 603 330-3099 or rochesterhistorical@metrocast.net.

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