Prize winning author and historian Steve Puleo will be speaking on his book, “Voyage of Mercy” which details Boston’s first mission of mercy to famine stricken Ireland on Sunday, April 26th at 2:00 at Stoneham Town Hall.
“Fleeing the devastation of the Great Famine, a million would cram into ships bound for America. Another million would perish of hunger and disease. Yet, in the midst of the suffering on March 28th, 1847, a converted warship loaded with 8,000 barrels of food would leave the Navy wharf in Charlestown, bound for Cork Ireland. There had never been anything like this before–one city shipping food across the Atlantic to another, the nation providing humanitarian aid to another in distress.”
The event is from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at Town Hall, 35 Central Street, Stoneham. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Enjoy Irish music and plenty of raffles! Advanced tickets can be purchased at the following locations: Book Oasis, Main St. Stoneham, Stoneham Public Library, Stoneham Senior Center Reception Desk, St. Patrick’s Business Office, Smith Drug Store, Main St., Wakefield, or online at Eventbrite.com( key words: Steve Puleo).