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Online Presentation: Merrimack, the Resilient River

Online Presentation: Merrimack, the Resilient River Online

ONLINE EVENT. Join us for an illustrated presentation of Dyke Hendrickson's new book: Merrimack: The Resilient River.

Author-journalist Hendrickson will talk about the history of the waterway. Part history and part call to action, Dyke's well-researched book highlights the dramatic life of the Merrimack River, from the colorful days of the Native Americans to its current status as one of the most scenic recreational waterways in New England. The 117-mile river runs from central New Hampshire to Newburyport, Massachusetts, where it meets the Atlantic. Here the Coast Guard was born and colonial trade thrived. The Industrial Revolution was launched in the riverside mills of Lowell, Massachusetts and Manchester, New Hampshire. The science of clean drinking water was developed in Lawrence, Massachusetts and the first successful labor action also took place in Lawrence. Thousands of immigrants worked in mills along the Merrimack, and this book tells their riveting stories. In the 70s, the once-filthy Merrimack was cleaned up to serve again as one of the most popular waterways in New England. The Merrimack is still an essential resource. It serves as the source of drinking water for a half-million people. Many have seen part of the Merrimack River, but this unique book provides info and images about all sectors of this great waterway.

This event is presented in partnership with the Tewksbury Public Library.

Registration required. Click below to register.

Date:
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Categories:
  VIRTUAL Adult Services  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 33 seats available.

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