Buckland Historical Society's Annual Meeting & Pie Social

Buckland Historical Society's Annual Meeting & Pie Social

Friday, June 10, 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm
Buckland Public Hall, 15 Upper St., Buckland

Buckland Historical Society's Annual Meeting, Program, Pie Social
Program, Coffee/Punch, Pie admission $8.00 members, $10.00 non-members

"Buckland's Literary Miscellany" with Michael Hoberman, Professor of English Literature at Fitchberg State University

“It rained just enough last night to settle the dust,” Grace Shaw wrote in her diary on July 21, 1888. That the town was dusty in the first place may come as a surprise to those of us who live here in Buckland in an age of paved roads. I am fascinated by this Buckland writer’s having described this occurrence as ordinary.
I am pleased by her turn-of-phrase.
While only a handful of people in any era actually become “famous writers,” everyone who speaks practices a literary style and everyone who writes possesses a poetic imagination. My presentation at the 2022 pie social will use materials from the BHS collection to tell a larger story about how literary fashions and movements of the nineteenth and early twentieth century affected the lives of past generations of Bucklanders.

For more details contact the Historical Society - see website bucklandmasshistory.org or call 413-625-9763

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