Free! Preregistration required. Please bring your lunch to enjoy during the lecture.
Everyone knows his name, but few know his story. The real John Paul Jones was born in Scotland and spent more than a year in New Hampshire during the American Revolution. A jealous genius, Jones (not his real name) was a complex, self-made naval hero on a quest for glory. J. Dennis Robinson tells Jones’s story, illustrated with images from his own extensive collection of “Jonesiana”. Robinson shows how America rejected Jones, then used his name and image to sell everything from whiskey to cigarettes, to women’s clothing…even to recruit for the U.S. Navy.
Presented by J. Dennis Robinson
Lecture made possible by generous support from the New Hampshire Humanities Council