Mariposa Museum in Peterborough

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Wed 11/14/12 2:00pm

Come to hear some tales of a historic storyteller. Her topic will be “Stories of Pre-revolutionary New England.”

Storyteller/historian Jo Radner tells the tales that defined who New Englanders were in the 17th and 18th centuries, shaping their identities and view of the world. She will juxtapose Native American oral traditions and stories told by her own New England ancestors to reveal a complex colonial “middle ground” in which English settlers and Native peoples saw one another as defenders and trespassers, relatives and aliens, kind neighbors and ruthless destroyers.
Jo Radner,Ph.D. from Harvard University, returned to western Maine as a freelance storyteller and oral historian after spending 31 years at American University in Washington, DC, teaching literature, folklore, women’s studies, American studies, Celtic studies, and storytelling. She has published several books and articles and is also past president of the American Folklore Society and the National Storytelling Network.

After this free presentation, we'll be able to tour the museum. Following our afternoon at the Mariposa, join us for a 5PM dinner at Marzano's Trattoria in Peterborough!

RSVP no later than 11/7/2012 at 603-371-0809 or

Program Coordinators: Mary Talbot