Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Local Author Visits Town Hall—October 9th, 7PM
Mark your calendars! Local author Dennis Robison will be visiting Town Hall on October 9th at 7pm. Robinson is the award winning author of The Making of Strawberry Banke. Local legend says Strawbery Banke Museum began when a Portsmouth librarian gave a rousing speech in 1957. The back story is a complex tale of progress and urban renewal vs. colonial architecture in New Hampshire’s only seaport. J. Dennis Robinson, author of a compelling new history of “America’s oldest neighborhood” goes behind the scenes of the founding years. Tapping into private letters, unpublished records and personal interviews, he explores the politics of preservation in New Hampshire's only seaport. Ken Burns calls it “An important book about one of the best history museums in the country.” The author looks candidly at mistakes made and lessons learned in this grassroots success story. Mr. Robinson will be selling and signing books after the lecture. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.