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Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame

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June 2018

Lecture: “So Close to Home” by Alison O’Leary

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame, 1 Burnside St
Bristol, RI 02809-2003 United States
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June 21st, 2018 Alison O'Leary presents "So Close to Home: A True Story of an American Family's Fight for Survival During World War II" Discover more at http://www.alisonoleary.com About the Book: A hard working blue collar family from Texas was trying to get ahead in the lean post-Depression years. But when war broke out they unknowingly entered the cross hairs of a German U-boat on a killing spree right off America’s shores. A heartbreaking true story, So Close to Home…

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July 2018

Lecture: Morton F. Plant and the Connecticut Shoreline

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame, 1 Burnside St
Bristol, RI 02809-2003 United States
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July 19, 2018 Gail MacDonald presents: "Morton F. Plant and the Connecticut Shoreline" Gilded Age financier Morton F. Plant inherited his father’s transportation empire determined to improve his community. A dreamer eager to invest in innovative technology and grassroots community causes alike, Plant’s influence ran deep on the Connecticut shoreline prior to World War I, and his legacy remains prominent. Plant’s summer mansion, Branford House, is one of southeastern Connecticut’s iconic landmarks. He was instrumental in founding the prestigious Connecticut…

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