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With artifacts, photos and personal stories, Roseanne Quinn will explain that communities have stories to tell from the collective histories of families. It is incumbent upon the current generation to record these details and to retain memorabilia. Often people do not realize that what they perceive as just old photos are actually community history and, as such, invaluable. What makes history come alive are the human stories, the challenges, tragedies and the celebrations that occurred on farms, and in villages, cities and wilderness areas. We owe it to our descendants to convey this information and to retain the artifacts of lives well lived.

Roseanne’s family emigrated from Ireland in the 1840’s and has mostly lived in the Castleton area since. Ms. Quinn has a long personal story to add to the community history of Northumberland.

Learn why Roseanne feels that a sense of time and place is important in the history of her family and the built heritage they owned, inhabited and helped to preserve. Join us for Roseanne’s presentation on Tuesday, April 24, at Victoria Hall. Doors open at 7:00 pm for coffee and cookies, before the meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Admission, including refreshments, is free for members and $5 for non-members. Annual membership is $25 for individuals and $30 for a family. All are welcome so bring a friend or two!