AUTHOR AND SCREENWRITER JANET UHLAR TO SPEAK ON NATHANAEL GREENE AT NEEDHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON NOVEMBER 18th
The Needham Historical Society and Col William McIntosh Chapter NSDAR will jointly sponsor a talk given by Janet Uhlar, whose most recent book is on Revolutionary War figure Nathanael Greene. The program is free and open to the public, and will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 1pm at the Needham Historical Society, 1147 Central Avenue.
Ms. Uhlar presents biography through the living, breathing form of biographical fiction. The characters lived; the events occurred. When the private lives and unique personalities of historical figures are presented and the interpersonal dynamics are brought out, history comes alive, populated with true flesh and blood individuals whose acts of courage, indifference, or cowardice shaped the world we live in today.
Her first book, Liberty’s Martyr: The Story of Dr. Joseph Warren was published in 2009. Her second book, Freedom’s Cost: The Story of General Nathanael Greene was released in August of 2011; this recent book will be the subject of the presentation. Born and raised in Quincy, Massachusetts, Ms. Uhlar now lives on Cape Cod. She is presently working on a third book about the Quincy family, whose lineage includes Abigail Adams and Dorothy Hancock (wife of John). She is also on the board of trustees of the Nathanael Greene Homestead in Coventry, Rhode Island.
THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Any woman over the age of 18, regardless of race, creed or religion is eligible for membership in the DAR, providing she can prove direct descent from a Revolutionary War-era patriot. The National organization boasts over180,000 members in hundreds of chapters in all 50 states and many foreign countries. Chapters are typically named after a local event, landmark, or patriot. Col. William McIntosh, who lived in Needham, fought under George Washington and was later a representative in the General Court (state legislature).
THE NEEDHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Since 1915, the Needham Historical Society has celebrated the history of Needham and the accomplishments of its residents. Through exhibits, programs, publications and outreach to the schools and community groups, the Needham Historical Society is committed to preserving and sharing this unique legacy. http://www.needhamhistory.org.
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