On Thursday, April 11th at 7:00 p.m. the Stoneham Historical Society & Museum will host guest speaker Ben Jacques who will be presenting “Of Grace and Greed: Slavery in Puritan Massachusetts.” The popular local historian is author of “In Graves Unmarked: Slavery & Abolition in Stoneham, Massachusetts.”
Longtime Stoneham resident Jacques is professor emeritus at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and writes about historical and current topics for print and online publications as well as numerous magazine and newspaper articles. An active member of the Stoneham Historical Society & Museum and the Massachusetts Historical Society, he is currently working on a collection of articles relative to the bustling shoe industry that dominated the area during the Industrial Revolution.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 7:00 p.m. presenting the slate of Officers prior to the presentation. The event is free and open to the public and all are welcome!