Come join us on Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. for “In This Together: Friendships That Made Malden,” an exploration and celebration of the importance of friendship with local historian and author Dee Morris.
While supporting a cause, working together towards a common goal or transacting business, many Malden residents from the past became good friends. Their life stories reveal their mutual respect and affection, and their importance to the development of our city. Philanthropist Elisha S. Converse, artist Ernest Ipsen, abolitionist Harriet Robinson and socially prominent Alice May Davenport and others heavily relied on their trusted connections. In our own time, friendship still builds community.
Dee Morris is a scholar and educational consultant specializing in the 19th-century history of Greater Boston. She is the author of “A Brief History of Somerville,” “Medford: A Brief History” and “Boston in the Golden Age of Spiritualism: Séances, Mediums & Immortality.” Her goal is to help us all connect to our civic ancestors.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Malden Public Library and the Robinson Lecture Fund. For more information, check out the Malden Public Library website at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org or call 781-321-9460.