Calendar of Upcoming Programs and Events
Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 10 am - 12 noon
History of Land Use at Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area, a walk/talk with Laurie Sanders
From colonial times to the damming of Broad Brook in the late 1960s that created Fitzgerald Lake, the 850 acres of FLCA have undergone many changes. Laurie Sanders will lead a walk along Boggy Meadow Road to the dam and Cooke’s Pasture, focusing on the economic, social, and environmental history of this area.
Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 10 am - 12 noon
A Gem of the Valley:
The Cultural and Natural History of Arcadia
Join the directors of Arcadia and Historic Northampton in celebration of 75 years of Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary. Learn about the plants and animals that live at Arcadia and why it's such a special place for wildlife.
$10 members | $12 non-members
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 7 pm
PHOTOGRAPHED LETTERS ON WINGS:
How Microfilmed V-Mail Helped Win World War II
a talk by Tom Weiner
Tom Weiner will speak at Historic Northampton on his book, PHOTOGRAPHED LETTERS ON WINGS: How Microfilmed V-Mail Helped Win World War II. The book tells the heretofore untold story of the mail - close to 2 billion letters - that was sent to and from the many fronts of the war using microfilm. The use of V-Mail freed up space for troops and supplies on transport planes since 1600 letters could fit on one small reel. The letters were reduced in size at the point of origin and once they reached their destination they were blown up and delivered to the recipient.
World-renowned bookbinder Bill Streeter wrote the book's preface in which he explains why he provided the research materials to Tom Weiner and why he wanted such a book honoring both V-Mail and his cousin, Henry Streeter, who died while serving in the war.