Tuesday, September 30, 2014
A covered bridge in Charlemont, Massachusetts, back as it was in the day, not needing to be restored or renovated, and probably not getting an overwhelming amount of traffic. This photo is undated, from the ImageMuseum website. In white ink someone has labeled the white frame house as "Walkers Residence."
There'll be some lovely foliage out that way now. Just not in the sepia photo.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
I received this press release from the Orchard House museum in Concord, Massachusetts announcing a new project to preserve the history of one of New England's -- and America's -- most beloved 19th century novelists, Louisa May Alcott. A documentary is to be filmed, and the society is seeking funding through a Kickstarter campaign. Here's the information:
Today we've launched a fundraising campaign on the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter.com to raise the $150,000 needed for production. We're emailing you today to ask you to help us spread the word about this campaign by sharing it with followers and readers of your New England Travels blog.
Click here to visit our page and watch the beautiful four minute video.
On our project page you'll find an explanation of why we're making this film and why it's important. Inserted below are a few pre-formatted social media posts that are easy to copy, paste, and share. Attached you'll find our press release. We would truly appreciate sharing of all kinds and are happy to answer any questions you have about the campaign.
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House is making a movie! Help them create the first-ever documentary about the "Home of Little Women" and #PledgeYourLove to their new Kickstarter campaign! Click here to see their project: https://www.kickstarter.com/
.@LouisaMayAlcott has launched a #Kickstarter campaign for a new documentary! Click here to #PledgeYourLove http://kck.st/1sJTNY6
Kickstarter Campaign Manager
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
It was a quiet afternoon, just about suppertime. A few of the neighbors went outside to stand by the road.
This is Chicopee, Massachusetts. As most New Englanders know, the Eastern States Exposition, or the "Big E" as we call it, the annual state fair for all of New England's six states is currently going on across the Connecticut River in West Springfield. The Budweiser Clydesdales always show up for that.
Congratulations to Mr. Thomas Peloquin, who won the prize raffle sponsored by the Williams Distributing Company of Chicopee.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
We've discussed the Valley Players in previous posts, and theatre on Mt. Tom in its many forms will be the subject of a future book, but today we salute not the art form, but that which keeps it among us--support from the community. Not the audience, this time, but the advertising.