Before making their names in the Midwest, Roswell and Eugene Field were nurtured by deep New England roots.
The special collections department at the Jones Library in Amherst, Massachusetts, is home to a collection of more than 1,000 artifacts that span four generations of Field family history. Speaker Katherine Whitcomb, who serves as interim head of special collections at the Jones Library, will use the Field family collection to explore their connection to Amherst and bring the 19th-century town that the Field children knew to life.
This program is free with limited availability in person and on Zoom. Reservations must be made in advance through Eventbrite, by calling the Museum at 314.421.4689 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.