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Weathering the Storm: Stories of the Great Blizzard of 1888 L-102

Weathering the Storm: Stories of the Great Blizzard of 1888

Sessions:

1

Dates:

3/9/2022

Location: Instructor:
  • Beth Payne

Meeting Times

  • Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Description

On March 10 temperatures in the northeast hovered in the mid-50’s. Sunday, March 11, 1888 was an unseasonably warm day. But by nightfall, snow began to fall, and by Monday night 50 inches of the white stuff covered parts of the state, leaving families isolated in a time when few had electricity or indoor plumbing. The “Great White Hurricane” marooned trains, stranded delivery men, and laid up coal wagons. These are some of their stories.

Instructor bio: Beth Payne is the Museum Director at The Dudley Farm Museum in North Guilford. She has presented programs not only at the Museum, but also at local libraries.

Fees

  • Class Fee $15.00
Total: $15.00

Note: Class has been CANCELED