Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: Letters from Erastus - Anne D. Emerson

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Author Anne Emerson explores twenty-two letters written by her great-great-grandfather, Erastus Hopkins, to his daughters in the 1850’s and 1860’s. Buried for 150 years in the archives of the Massachusetts Historical Society, the letters became the driving force in the author’s quest to figure out who this forgotten man was. Along the way, they become a bridge for the author’s understanding of her own life story and her old New England family.

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1 Thursday September 17, 2015 at 9:00 PM
2 Friday September 18, 2015 at 2:00 AM
3 Friday September 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM
4 Friday September 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM
5 Saturday September 19, 2015 at 3:35 PM
6 Sunday September 20, 2015 at 11:05 PM
7 Monday September 21, 2015 at 4:05 AM
8 Monday September 21, 2015 at 10:05 AM
9 Wednesday September 23, 2015 at 2:30 PM
10 Sunday September 27, 2015 at 1:00 PM


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