7:30 pm (Berwick Academy)
Perched on the edge of the English Atlantic empire, New England’s people and economy were intertwined with the wider English Caribbean world. At the center of it all were the enslaved people—Africans and Indians—who worked in thousands of English homes and farms. Dr. Linford Fisher grapples with the meaning of such cultural interactions, the realities of slavery, and the connections between New England and a wider Atlantic world of trade, culture, and commerce. Photo credit: John Carter Brown Library
Inspired by the richness of its archaeological collections and the approaching anniversary of New England’s founding, the Old Berwick Historical Society is launching a groundbreaking exhibition that recasts the founding story of this region. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm through October. Admission is free; donations are welcome.
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