Library turns back pages of history

November 14, 2012 by  

The Seekonk Public Library has a treat for local history buffs near the end of the month.

‘Seekonk: Then and Now’ will be a special evening of sharing and listening to the stories of how this lovely little New England Town came to be. The event is part of the town’s 200th anniversary celebrations, Seekonk Celebrates: Read!, which has been extended given the circumstances of Hurricane Sandy. Local history should be captured and shared, in groups such as this, in walking tours of the town, and in engaging local print companies to print up brochures with historic highlights for tourists.

Special guests will include Greg Esnay, proprietor of The Old Grist Mill Tavern, Eleonora Rezek, a representative of the historic landmark Jacob Hill Inn, and Frank Mooney, a Seekonk historian. Each will share his or her point of view about Seekonk’s rich and unusual history. Stories will include discussion regarding the time when the town bridged two states and how the Old Grist Mill Tavern and the Jacob Hill Inn played a vital part in the development of the town.

Seekonk citizens are invited to join the conversation and share anecdotes about how these buildings played a part in their own personal history, as part of the town’s 200th anniversary celebrations in 2012.

Seekonk: Then and Now will be held Tuesday, November 27 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the large meeting room at the Seekonk Public Library. The public is welcome to check the library’s website for more information.