Community Stuff 1/30/15


Manchester Historical Museum February Lecture

 One of Manchester’s most fascinating and important figures, Captain Richard Trask, will be the subject of an upcoming program presented by the Manchester Historical Museum on February 10th. Richard Trask, abandoned by his mother at childbirth, raised by foster parents, taught the fundamentals of seamanship as a teen, captain of a series of successful merchant ships, personal friend of the czars of Russia, skipper and part-owner of the St. Petersburg – the largest ship ever built in Massachusetts at the time – was a massive figure – both physically and by reputation.

 On Tuesday, February 10th, you are invited to the Sacred Heart Parish Hall for a 7pm program to learn more about this important local sea captain and his strong-willed wife Abigail, when John Huss, Curator of the Manchester Historical Museum presents “The Saga of the St. Petersburg” at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall in Manchester. The program will also include the story of the museum-quality half-model of the St. Petersburg which was built and presented to the museum last year by Steve Parson of Hamilton.  Steve will be joined at the podium by his mentor Matt Sutherland of Concord, one the nation’s most highly regarded model boat builders.

 Because of the importance of Captain Trask to local history, the Manchester Historical Museum is reaching beyond its membership to invite the public to attend for a nominal fee of $10. If guests decide to join the Museum, this fee will be deducted from their membership. To RSVP, please contact the Manchester Historical Museum at 978-526-7230 or email: Refreshments served at 6:30, program starts at 7pm.

 Beth Welin, Director

Manchester Historical Museum



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