Events

To have me speak to a group you belong to, email me   Marjorie@marjorieturner.com

Tues., July 10, 6:30PM, Easy Walks in Massachusetts slide presentation at Franklin, MA Public Library. The most recent book in the series, Easy Walks and Paddles in the Ten Mile River Watershed, is out! Come join us for some peeks at trails and water views that are included in this book and trails in the greater Franklin area as well. All three books in the series will be available for sale at the presentation.

Sat., Aug. 18, 2-4PM, Local Author’s event,  Unlikely Story Bookstore, Plainville, MA, 11 local authors, including Marjorie Turner Hollman. Free, registration required.

Sunday, Sept. 9, 1:00PM, Make Your Own Storybook Hike, Upton State Forest, 205 Westboro Road, Upton, MA. Join park staff and special guest Marjorie Turner Hollman for this Sunday afternoon family program and enjoy a nature discovery walk in the Upton State Forest. Participants will be encouraged to explore to find ideas to create a nature story. Following the walk, gather in the CCC building to draw or write down discoveries to create your own book. Child/adult teams are encouraged to assist in writing the narrative, volunteers available to assist visually impaired to write their stories. All supplies will be provided. Walk is less than 1 mile on forest trails. For ages 3 and up, ​ siblings welcome. Inclement weather cancels. For weather updates please call the park at 508-278-7604.

Tues., Sept. 18, 9AM, Easy Walks in Massachusetts slide presentation at North Attleboro Senior Center, 204 Elm Street, North Attleboro, MA. The most recent book in the series, Easy Walks and Paddles in the Ten Mile River Watershed, is out! Come join us for some peeks at trails and water views that are included in the book. All three books in the series will be available for sale at the presentation.

Sunday, Sept. 23, 1PM, Make Your Own Storybook Hike, with Metacomet Land Trust, Uxbridge, MA. Directions will be emailed upon registration–please contact Metacomet Land Trust by email info@metacometlandtrust.org  or by phone, 508-271-7131. Come join Marjorie Turner Hollman for a Make Your Own Storybook walk at a Metacomet Land Trust property in Uxbridge, Sunday, September 23, 1:30-3PM to explore the outdoors. Look, listen, touch, feel, and take in the experience. Then come back to partner with your child, grandchild, new friend or old, to create a storybook about your experience. For those who have not yet learned to write, they can tell you their story and you can write it down with them. Older children and adults may want to create their own story. Those with visual impairments can be partnered with someone who is sighted to help write down the visually impaired person’s experience. Neither age, mobility, nor sightedness need be a limit to participation in this program, which is sponsored by Metacomet Land Trust.

Sun., Oct. 21, 12:45PM, Make Your Own Storybook Walk, First Baptist Church, 808 High Street, Westwood, MA. Free,, but registration required. For more info and to register, contact Pastor Christine Keddy, christinekeddy616@gmail.com or call the office 781-461-1730. Look, listen, touch, feel, and take in the experience. Then come back to partner with your child, grandchild, new friend or old, to create a storybook about your experience. For those who have not yet learned to write, they can tell you their story and you can write it down with them. Older children and adults may want to create their own story. Those with visual impairments can be partnered with someone who is sighted to help write down the visually impaired person’s experience. Neither age, mobility, nor sightedness need be a limit to participation in this program, cosponsored with “Kids in the kitchen.”

Wed., Nov. 14, 6PM, Yes, You Can Self-Publish Your Book, Seekonk, MA Public Library,  410 Newman Ave (Rt. 152) Seekonk, MA. Traditional publishers no longer offer the only pathway to publication. Come learn some of the pathways to getting your book printed,  and how to protect yourself.

Thur., Nov. 15, 3:30-5PM, Make Your Own Storybook Walk, Bellingham, MA Sr. Center, 40 Blackstone Street. Look, listen, touch, feel, and take in the experience. Then come back to partner with your child, grandchild, new friend or old, to create a storybook about your experience. For those who have not yet learned to write, they can tell you their story and you can write it down with them. Older children and adults may want to create their own story. Those with visual impairments can be partnered with someone who is sighted to help write down the visually impaired person’s experience. Neither age, mobility, nor sightedness need be a limit to participation in this program.

Mon., Nov. 19th, 6PM, Interviewing Skills Workshop, Bancroft Library, 50 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA. If you like history, research, or genealogy, or if you are simply a fan of Hopedale or women’s history, you are invited to take part in our upcoming “Interviewing skills” hands-on workshop. Taught by local personal historian, Bellingham resident Marjorie Turner Hollman, a “Volunteer In the Parks” (VIP) with the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, this “Skills” workshop is offered in partnership with the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park.

The women of Hopedale left a gift to the town—a 150 year written history of their group. Started as the Hopedale Sewing Circle, their handwritten record begins before the Civil War and spans the founding of the Draper Corporation, including two World Wars, the Great Depression, the Hippie era, and the end of the Draper dynasty. Together, these women forged a strong bond and left an overwhelming record of their deeds, accomplishments, and the happenings in and around their hometown. The record of these women and their importance in the town’s history is held in over 40 handwritten books, and it’s going to take a community to tell their story to the world. We have local residents who can add to the story of this written 150 year history of Hopedale, but we need trained volunteers to help in the task of interviewing those who know the story of Hopedale and can provide added depth to the written documents we possess and are working to make available.

For more information about the overall project, contact us at Hopedalewomen@gmail.com or  check out our website, www.hopedalewomen.org or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HopedaleWomen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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