Free! Preregistration required. Please bring your lunch to enjoy during the lecture.
Come to the Folsom Tavern – just a stones throw from the Exeter/Squamscott River -and hear the vibrant story of shipping during Colonial times. Shipping was central to life in the region, which allowed for commerical transport of passengers and goods and helped fuel the material and economic expansion of New England and beyond.
Professor Jeff Bolter of the UNH History Department is a prize-winning historian who delights in sharing his research with a variety of audiences. He will examine the factors that influenced the shipping industry–from economics, government policy, and labor to the military and technology. It includes intriguing details about the ships and ports that played pivotal roles and the entrepreneurs who took the helm along the way.
Presented by Jeff Bolster