BARRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
2019 PROGRAMS & EVENTS
MURDER OF INNOCENTS: THE NARAMORE TRAGEDY
PRESENTED BY LESTER PAQUIN
Sunday, September 8, 2019, 2 p.m.
Barre Congregational Church, 30 Park St., Barre, MA 01005
In the early spring of 1901, Barre’s most horrific crime occurred in a dilapidated old house on the edge of rural civilization. It was an event that remains so shocking and incomprehensible that it still evokes strong opinions and emotions more than a century later. Elizabeth Naramore, a young wife and mother, brutally murdered her six children on a March afternoon in the village of Coldbrook, a now-gone settlement bordered by the towns of Barre and Oakham. Historian Lester Paquin recalls both the crime and its aftermath, and examines the lessons it taught, both then and now.
THE LIFE OF MARY KELLY
PRESENTED BY GENEVIEVE FRASIER
Sunday, October 6, 2019, 2 p.m.
In partnership with the No. 4 Schoolhouse, 209 Farrington Rd., Barre, MA 01005
As a journalist, Kelley wrote poignant tales, detailed histories and personal stories about family and friends for the Barre Gazette for more than a half-century. She also had articles appearing in Yankee Magazine and other publications. Genevieve Frasier will pay tribute to this local story teller through stories of her life and writings.
CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON TEA
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2 p.m.
The Barre Historical Society, 18 Common St, Barre, MA 01005
Join us in the front parlor of the BHS for special Christmas tea. A magical way to enjoy the holiday season here in Barre-- sip on gourmet tea and enjoy light snacks while overlooking beautiful Barre common. Ladies and gentlemen are encouraged to adorn their best ‘high tea’ finery for this festive occasion. All ages welcome!