Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Quabbin Historians, Elizabeth Peirce and Allen Young Speakers September 25 as part of “Farm, Field and Forest” in Orange, MA

Elizabeth Peirce, museum president and curator of the Swift River Valley Historical Society, will speak at “Farm, Field and Forest: Living with the Land” starting at 2:00 pm on September 25 at the White Elephant, 19 East Main Street, Orange, MA.

Peirce has been involved in preserving the history of the Quabbin Valley for many years and is the author of two books, “Quabbin Valley: People and Places,” and “The Lost Towns of the Quabbin Valley.” Both books present rare photographs of town life as well as stories of how these people lived, worked, and played from 1750 to 1938.

And at 3:00 pm, Athol Daily News columnist, Allen Young will lead a discussion on life in North Quabbin towns. Among other works, Young is the author of “Make Hay While the Sun Shines: Farms, Forests and People of the North Quabbin.”

“Farm, Field and Forest: Living with the Land” will take place in two locations – starting at 9:00 am at the Orange Town Hall - and at noon at the White Elephant. Town Hall events will involve workshops and panel discussion from sustenance hunting and fishing, trailblazing and ecotourism, to sustainable forestry and farming practices, as well as building local, sustainable economies. The White Elephant will feature an art and photography exhibit, group discussions, and speakers on local history.

If you are an artist or photographer interested in exhibiting at the White Elephant for the one-day event, contact Marie MacDonald at (978)-249-6879.  For further information, contact organizer Genevieve Fraser at (978) 544-1872, or visit http://www.farmfieldforest.org/


Allen Young Comment - posted 9/9/2010

Hi, This is Allen Young, the guy with the plaid shirt and the baseball cap. I will speak briefly, and look forward to a relaxed, informal conversation with folks about our unique region, its natural resources, rich industrial history which isn't entirely ended, limited but important agricultural life, ecotourism, community pluses and minuses, etc.

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  1. Hi, This is Allen Young, the guy with the plaid shirt and the baseball cap. I will speak briefly, and look forward to a relaxed, informal conversation with folks about our unique region, its natural resources, rich industrial history which isn't entirely ended, limited but important agricultural life, ecotourism, community pluses and minuses, etc.

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  2. i live in nys adirondack mts----have a camp in the woods, no lights nor running water---owned sense 1986...few yrs ago seaway logging cut 600 acres of woods --i see no birds...none!!! anywhere---open up the forest! take a walk over here...nothing left ---- hundreds of acres in prime areas--gone!!! and we cry about our environment..no, the truth, find out where the birds went and you will have the correct answer..bio,eco,waste, studies and the govt is headed in the wrong direction. funds, grants, commissioners need to get away from the desks and the charts and just take a walk---why are there no mills in nys to buy our logs for lumber instead of chipping for fuel...what is going on over hear is a sin ... Seaway logging has 7 jobs going with 5 skidders, chippers, and trucks to go to his new Fed Funded chip plant in upatate NY... ps...a forest fire could not outrun his destruction of our beautiful adirondack Mts....sad.........

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