Friends Annual Meeting: Caleb Strong and the Ugly Duckling
We invite you to join us at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of Forbes Library on Wed., April 2nd, 6:30 p.m., in the Coolidge Museum, to be followed by a most interesting talk on local history. The subject of Elise Bernier-Feeley’s talk “Caleb Strong and the Ugly Duckling”, will be Caleb Strong’s life and posthumous influence on a little known occurrence in World War II.
Strong (1745-1819) was a native son of Northampton, who, after graduating from Harvard and practicing law in Hampshire County, rose rapidly to prominence in both Massachusetts and national political service, including serving on the drafting of both the Massachusetts and Federal constitutions and serving as both Governor and U.S. Senator.
Refreshments will be served afterward in the art gallery.