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Historical Society hosts historian Bob Jones March 2

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GROTON — How were the lives of the early settlers of Groton and the region impacted by the French and Indian War?

The Groton Historical Society together with GrotonREADS 2010 is sponsoring a presentation by historian Bob Jones on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Sibley Hall in the Groton Public Library that will delve into this rich topic.

Mr. Jones has taught history at the Applewild School in Fitchburg for the past 20 years. He will base his presentation on the latest GrotonREADS book selection, The Old American, by Ernest Hebert.

The Old American is a historical novel based on a true story about Nathan Blake, who in 1746 was abducted by Algonkians from his home on the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border. In his book, Hebert tells the story about the complex relationship that develops between the Blake and his captor, the “Old American”– Caucus Meteor, a son of King Philip.

This presentation is made possible by a grant from the Groton Commissioners of Trust Funds and the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust. For more information about this presentation, visit gpl.org or call the library at 978-448-5000.