Thursday, September 09, 2010

334 Years Ago and Next Week in Athol and Orange

It happened in 1682 during King Phillip’s War. Mary Rowlandson, wife of Lancaster’s first puritan minister, was captured by Indians and forced to travel with them for eleven weeks. They moved through many towns in Massachusetts including present day Orange and Athol and even into New Hampshire and Vermont before she was released in Princeton.

Master Storyteller and National Award Winner, Katie Green of Princeton, MA will present Meet Mrs. Mary Rowlandson on Monday, September 20, 2010 at the Moore-Leland Branch Library in North Orange. This presentation, appropriate for adults and mature students, will begin at 7 PM. Katie will introduce the audience to Mary through her book, which was first published in 1682.

This free program is funded by the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries and by a grant from the Orange Cultural Council which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. More information about Katie Green’s work is available on her website

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