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Museum Event to Feature Hurricane of 1938

Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Thirty-Eight book cover

On Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00pm, the Fisher Museum will host a presentation by Steve Long, former Harvard Forest Bullard Fellow, as he releases the culmination of his work at the Forest: the new book Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane that Transformed New England (Yale University Press).

In Thirty-Eight, Long chronicles how the Hurricane of '38 transformed New England, bringing about social and ecological changes that can still be observed these many decades later. His presentation will cover the impact of the storm on different New England states, describe how it compares to more modern storms, share some of the many stories gleaned from interviews with survivors, and give tips for preparing for the inevitable next great storm.

After the presentation, which takes place on the eve of the storm's 78th anniversary, Long will sign books in the Museum.

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

 

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