Novel about Life in the Quabbin Towns
Join us on Friday, December 3, at noon. For our last History Bite lecture of the season, Ms Jacqueline T Lynch will talk about Beside the Still Waters; her novel of life in the four Massachusetts towns submerged by the flooding of the Quabbin Reservoir in the 1930s. Families are torn apart, divided between those who protest the construction, those who give up and leave while they can, and those who help to build the dam that will flood the towns. The story is about family, tradition and community, and how our hometowns make up a big part of our family heritage and our personal identities. Photos and map images will accompany the talk.
The Amherst Historical Society’s Fall 2021 History Bites series is being given over Zoom, with technical support from our friends at Amherst Media.