Speakers Bureau

Talks and Living History Presentations for Your Community

More than Books: Reflections on Libraries, Community and Historic Preservation

Image of marble buildingMuseum scholar, preservationist and photographer Bill Hosley examines almost 200 years of American library history with a special focus on New England and its many municipal and research libraries. This armchair tour and examination of library history reminds us of the richness of New England’s (and Vermont’s) heritage and the states’ commitment to life-learning and broad social access to ideas.

Special Arrangements: screen required, laptop and project preferred but can be supplied by presenter.

Additional Costs: mileage.

About the presenter

Image of William Hosley William Hosley - William is a collector, photographer, and preservationist, and is the principal at Terra Firma Northeast, which specializes in cultural resource development and preservation services. See full biography.

Booking a talk

First, contact the speaker to confirm their availability and discuss any special arrangements. Then, click the “Book this Talk!” button below to send a request form to VHC. We’ll respond within one week.