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St. Michael's Church to launch Tercentenary Lecture series

Posted by boston.com  January 30, 2014 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by Grace Friary Public Relations:

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On Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. St. Michael’s Church, Marblehead, Massachusetts will launch its Tercentenary Lecture series with “Marblehead: 1714”, an illustrated presentation by historian Judy Anderson discussing community and social life in the historic seaport in the year St. Michael’s Church was erected.  

The lecture will be presented in the Parish Hall at 26 Pleasant Street.  It is free and open to the public and all are welcome to attend.   For further information gracefriary@comcast.net   To learn more about St. Michael’s 300th anniversary year visit www.stmichaels2014.org.

Formerly curator of the Jeremiah Lee Mansion and a frequent lecturer on Marblehead topics, Judy Anderson is author of the award-winning Glorious Splendor: The 18th-Century Wallpapers in the Jeremiah Lee Mansion.  

Currently principal of Marblehead Architecture Heritage, Anderson’s February 26 lecture will focus on community and social life in 1714, including how Marblehead residents dressed and furnished their houses.  She will also describe the many domestic and public buildings being constructed in the seaport town in the early years of the 18th century.

Forthcoming presentations in the St. Michael’s Church Tercentenary Lecture Series will feature author Robert Booth, Tuesday, March 11 speaking about “Who Filled the Pews in St. Michael’s Church: 1714-1750?” and architect Edward O. Nilsson, Wednesday, April 30 discussing “The Architecture of St. Michael’s: English and Dutch Antecedents.” 

To learn more about the history and historic interior of St. Michael’s Church go to http://www.stmichaels1714.org/about_history.htm  

For further information, for a full list of Tercentenary activities, to arrange interviews and for tours of St. Michael’s Church please contact Grace Friary Public Relations gracefriary@comcast.net  978-745-0184

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