Dorset Historical Society Events to Focus on East Dorset
An armchair tour of the Historic Houses of East Dorset will be the subject of this month’s Third-Thursday Lunch-Lecture at the Dorset Historical Society on January 17. Michele Pagan will give a PowerPoint presentation of the 19th-century homes on Mad Tom Road, Route 7 and Benedict Road, complete with stories of the families who lived there. Pagan has investigated the people and their lives when they were East Dorset residents based on area maps from 1856 and 1869. Her lecture promises to tell you lots you never knew about this early chapter of Dorset history. The talk begins at 12 noon and last about an hour, and takes place at the Bley House Museum on Route 30 at Kent Hill Road in Dorset Village. Attendees are invited to bring a sandwich; beverages and desserts are provided. Admission is free. For more information, go to dorsetvthistory.org or call 802-867-0331.
This armchair tour of the Historic Houses of East Dorset will also be presented on Sunday, January 27, at 4 p.m. at The Wilson House, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, and strives to responsibly maintain the historic birthplace, memory, spirit and purpose of Bill Wilson, a co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. The nonprofit site provides facilities for the benefit and use of members of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and related 12-Step organizations, and their families, to pursue educational, spiritual, and emotional recovery and growth.