On Monday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m., as part of the Jan Howell Memorial Lecture Series, The Friends of Colonial Pemaquid will host an evening program entitled, “The Involuntary American: A Scottish Prisoner’s Journey to the New World,” presented by local author, Carol Gardner.
The lecture chronicles the life and times of Thomas Doughty, an illiterate Scottish foot soldier who was captured and shipped to the New World against his will, a story told against the background of what life was like for 17th century slaves and servant who were a vital part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Carol Gardner has more than 30 years experience as a writer, journalist and communicator. She earned a Ph.D. in English from The Johns Hopkins University, taught at Johns Hopkins, Wake Forest, and Florida State Universities, and has published both fiction and nonfiction pieces in a wide variety of books and periodicals, including The World of Baseball series, BluePlanet Quarterly, Northwest Review, Baltimore Review, Potomac Review, The Women’s Review of Books, Portland Press Herald, and The Washington Post. She is a past winner of a Maryland Individual Artists Award. She lives in Alna, Maine.
The lecture, which is free to members, $5 for non-members, will be held at the Learning Center at Bristol’s Lighthouse Park.
Please note — there will be no lecture on Monday, Aug. 5. Mark your calendar for the Aug. 12 lecture entitled, “The Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What the Primary Sources Tell Us.” The lecture will be held on Monday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Learning Center at Bristol’s Lighthouse Park.
For more information about The Friends of Colonial Pemaquid, a volunteer organization now in its 26th year, visit www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org
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