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Hikes Through History with author Alison O'Leary

Wednesday September 18, 2019
7:00 PM until 8:30 PM

A hike is more than a stroll through the woods when you know how the land was used in the past. In Massachusetts, many parks and trails have been carved out of historical sites, whether ancient Native villages, industrial sites, or grand estates. Award-winning author Alison O'Leary will be here to share some of her favorite hikes and their underlying history, as included in her book, AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston.  Using maps and historical photos, Alison will describe more than a dozen day trip destinations with historical significance and interesting features in Eastern Massachusetts including sites of former grand estates; how the South Shore's Massasoit State Park got so hilly; and a former rubber factory in the woods of a reservation north of Boston.

A long-time journalist who has worked for newspapers from Austin, Texas to Reno, Nevada; Bath, Maine and suburban Boston, Alison was also a correspondent for the Boston Globe for several years before completing her B.A. at Emerson College and becoming editor of The Boston Parents' Paper magazine and skirt!Boston magazine.

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