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Historical Lecture Series: Made in the Happy Valley – Colonial Asheries: An Eighteenth Century Industry Unrecorded and Forgotten Text Size

Event takes place on March 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street

In 1760, potash was an important farm and home industry. It was a dangerous, dirty and an entirely unpleasant business, which ended when the land had all been deforested. That ubiquitous activity has gone unrecorded, as though it could not soon enough be forgotten. At this talk from lecturer Ralmon Jon Black, learn about the extent and magnitude of the colonial potash industry and how it affected the economy of those times and the land forever. $7 general/ $5 members


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