Shirley-Eustis House Announces Opening Lecture with Patricia Violette
Executive Director, Patricia Violette, of the Shirley-Eustis House will present a lecture entitled, "William Shirley's Contribution to the American Revolution" on Thursday, June 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Ms. Violette will discuss the "What IF" moments during Royal Governor William Shirley's personal, political, and military career. Shirley's aspirations of power and wealth during his Royal Governorship links pre-Revolutionary era thought about independence into motion. Could this man unwittingly urged along the Rev War without even realizing it? What IF? Asking this essential question is critical to our own understanding of the Seven Years' War and its influences on our independence.
Patricia Violette is currently the executive director and curator of the Shirley-Eustis House museum and Carriage House Learning Center. She earned a B.A. in History and Education from the University of Southern Maine and a Masters Degree in Education from Thomas College.
This lecture series is honoring longtime board member Grace Thaler who passed away in October of last year. All lectures will take place at the Shirley-Eustis House. Admission for each lecture will be $10 per person. The Shirley-Eustis House is raising funds to help furnish a new exhibit - the Lafayette Bed Chamber and any extra donations will be appreciated.
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