Ossipee Historical Society - Wit & Wisdom by Jo Radnor

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Event Date: 
September 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

Ossipee Historical Society Program

September 19, 2017 7pm

At the Historic Courthouse

Courthouse Square, Ossipee Corner

Jo Radner, originally from Western Maine, will present “Wit and Wisdom:  Humor in 19thCentury New England”.  Whatever did we do during the long winter evenings before cable, internet, satellite & our ‘smart phones’?  In the decades before and after the Civil War, our rural ancestors gathered, reading aloud homegrown, handwritten literary “newspapers” full of keen verbal wit. Sometimes sentimental, but mostly very funny, these “newspapers” were common in villages across Maine, NH and Vermont and revealed the hopes, fears, humor and surprisingly daring behavior of our forebears.  Jo Radner shares excerpts from these “newspapers” and provides examples from villages in our region. Ms Radner is from the NH Humanities To Go Program & will undoubtedly have a very entertaining presentation.

          Join us for a short meeting, find out what OHS is doing & have refreshments following the program.  FMI call Lois at 539-1984.