26 September 2014

October 3rd 2014 Presentation- A Trip Through Poe-Land presented by J.W. Ocker

"Poe-Land"


Friday, October 3rd 2014
7:00 pm
Goodwin Library
Historical Society Museum

presented by 
J. W. Ocker
Author of two award-winning macabre travelogues

Edgar Allan Poe was an oddity. His life was odd, his literature is odd, his legacy is odd. Actually, his legacy is the oddest part about him. In Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe, J. W. Ocker explores Poe’s strange physical legacy along the U.S. East Coast and across the ocean by touring Poe’s homes, examining artifacts from his life—locks of his hair, pieces of his coffin, original manuscripts, the bed where his wife died—and traveling to the many memorials dedicated to him.

Along the way, Ocker meets Poe fans from a range of backgrounds and professions—actors, museum managers, writers, business people, professors, collectors, sculptors, historians—who have dedicated some part of their lives to Poe and his legacy. Poe-Land is a unique travel diary that follows the afterlife of the poet, author, and critic who invented detective fiction, advanced the emerging genre of science fiction, and elevated the horror genre with an unrivaled mastery over the macabre that has made the genre what it is today.
 
J. W. OCKER is the author of two award-winning macabre  travelogues, The New England Grimpendium and The New York Grimpendium. He runs the website OTIS: Odd Things I’ve Seen (www.oddthingsiveseen.com), where he chronicles his visits to oddities of nature, history, art, and culture. Ocker was born in the state where Poe died and now lives in New England. His work has appeared on CNN.com and TheAtlantic.com, as well as in Rue Morgue magazine, the Boston Globe, and other places people stick writing. He has a wife, two daughters, and a black cat.

Learn More

OTIS: Odd Things I’ve Seen
www.oddthingsiveseen.com


05 September 2014

Historical Society September Meeting Tonight



Friday, September 5th
7:00 pm
Henry Wilson Museum Museum
Goodwin Library

Agenda

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Review of Minutes: August 2014
Treasurer’s Report
2014-15 Presentations: Discussion
Town Pound: Clean-up  Completed Thanks to Stan Freeda, Kyle Leach, and Rodney Thompson.
Website Updates/Social Media
Hayday:  Discussion/Review
Meetings:   October -  3 Oct - Presentation: J.W. Ocker. Refreshment to be provided.
        November - 7 Nov - Annual Meeting - Pot luck  - Elections. To be held in Congregational Church.
Other Business
Adjourn


Step out of your high-stress, high-tech world for a few moments and savor the classic Christmas adventure - choosing your own tree from high on a hill at Sundance Farm.  Susan will share the experiences of Christmas Tree farming in New Hampshire. Her farm has 100s of season-ready, hand-sheared fir and pine, in many varieties, that you can harvest on your own.  There is also a just-cut selection. Sundance Farm also has wreaths to grace your front door.