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Talks and Living History Presentations for Your Community

Colonial Meetinghouses of New England

Image of Rockingham MeetinghouseNew England’s colonial meetinghouses embody an important yet little-known chapter in American history. Built mostly with tax money, they served as both places of worship and places for town meetings, and were the centers of life in colonial New England communities.

Using photographs of the few surviving “mint condition” meetinghouses as illustrations, this presentation by photographer Paul Wainwright tells the story of the society that built and used them, and the lasting impact they have had on American culture.

Special Arrangements: table and projection screen.

Additional Costs: mileage reimbursement (negotiable).

About the presenter

Image of Paul Wainwright Paul Wainwright - Paul holds a PhD in physics from Yale, and his book, A Space for Faith: The Colonial Meetinghouses of New England, was published in 2010. See full biography.

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