Bob Wood to re­sume His­tory Talks at Stu­dio B Art Gallery

The Boyertown Area Times - - LOCAL NEWS - From Emily A. Branch For Stu­dio B Art Gallery

Bob Wood, his­to­rian, writer, teacher, artist, pot­ter, and pop­u­lar pre­sen­ter in­vites his­tory buffs to his Sun­day af­ter­noon his­tory talks at Stu­dio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A E. Philadel­phia Ave., Boy­er­town, be­gin­ning on Sept. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Lo­cal his­tory, in­ter­spersed with mem­o­ries of his own life as a young boy on the farm, con­tinue to in­spire Wood’s weekly col­umns found in lo­cal news­pa­pers and his ca­sual Sun­day af­ter­noon dis­cus­sions.

Sept. 16: The Markley Diaries—A de­tailed and some­times sur­pris­ing pri­mary source record of lo­cal folk life and busi­ness in the late 18th­cen­tury.

Sept. 30: Spring Houses— ”An ever flow­ing spring” was a valu­able ad­di­tion to early home­steads, and spring houses were soon con­structed wher­ever pos­si­ble.

Oct. 21: “Drafted Clubs”— How Civil War draftees bought sub­sti­tutes—Stag­ger­ing ca­su­alty num­bers ter­ri­fied draftees into buy­ing sub­sti­tutes to serve in their stead.

Oct. 28: Sanatoga Speed­way “The Ac­tion Track”— Mid-cen­tu­rySanatoga stock car races­can best be de­scribed as, “for-the-funof-it,”yet thou­sands of fans filled the stands to cheer on their fa­vorites.

Nov. 4: Farewell to Frein­sheim: The story of the Sea voy­age to Colo­nial Amer­ica; plus an Antes Fam­ily time­line.

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