8 Adams Street
Adams Academy Bldg.
Quincy, MA 02169
“THE FORE RIVER SHIPS” w. WAYNE MILLER, TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2:00 PM
“IMPACT OF WAR OF 1812” w. MARGHERITA DESY, APRIL 24, 7:00 PM
Quincy Historical Society will offer an afternoon and an evening program during Patriots’ Day week.
On Tuesday April 22, at 2:00 PM Wayne Miller will present an illustrated talk on the Fore River ships. Mr. Miller, who grew up in Quincy, set out some years ago to assemble a collection of pictures of every named ship built at Fore River. He completed the task in 2011, and the best of his images are collected in a book published by Arcadia Publishing. Mr. Miller will present a power-point of images from his collection, discuss the history of the ships, and talk about his experiences in tracking down all the images. A book signing will follow his presentation.
On Thursday, April 24, at 7:00 PM, Margherita Desy, historian at the Naval History and Heritage Command Detachment in Boston, will discuss “The Legacies of the War of 1812.”
The lecture is part of a collaboration between Adams National Historical Park and the Historical Society to mark the war’s bicentennial. Ms. Desy will discuss the war’s several legacies, including the long-standing undefended border with Canada—the longest such border in the world—the war’s effects on Native Americans, and commemorations of the war through memorials and the preservation of the U.S.S. Constitution.
Both programs are at the Adams Academy, 8 Adams Street in Quincy Center. Admission is free.
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