This is an in person program taking place at Nesmith Library.
Registration Required / Adults Ages 16 & Up
Please use the form on this page to register, once per person who will attend the program. We have limited capacity we can accommodate: the form will disappear when registration is full.
Daily life for the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company's textile worker was not easy. On Thursday, June 16 at 6:30PM, Robert Perreault will visit Nesmith Library to shed light on how people from a variety of European countries, as well as from French regions of Canada, made the transition from an agrarian to an industrial society and how that change affected families, cultures, the nature of work, and relationships among workers themselves.
Robert B. Perreault has worked as a research assistant/oral history interviewer, librarian/archivist, freelance writer, historical tour guide, public speaker, photographer, and conversational French teacher to promote Manchester's history and New England's Franco-American culture since 1973. His works of nonfiction and fiction, written in French, in English, or in both languages, include seven books and more than 150 articles, essays, and short stories published in the US, Canada and France. Perreault holds an MA in French with specialization in New England Franco-American studies from Rhode Island College and an MFA in Creative Writing/Fiction from SNHU. In June 2012, Manchester's Centre Franco-American named him "Franco-American of the Year."
This program is made possible through a grant from New Hampshire Humanities, and is co-hosted by the Windham Historical Society.
Please refrain from attending if you are experiencing symptoms of sickness, including cough, cold, and flu: thank you for helping us to continue providing our full services as safely as possible.
Questions? Please call Nesmith Library (603-432-7154) or email Adult Programming Librarian Maria