Librarian John Cotton Dana Featured in Upcoming Progra,

“Made in Newark: Cultivating Industrial Arts and Civic Identity in the Progressive Era”
Sunday, August 15, 2:00 pm

Program Description:  Author Ezra Shales will read from his new book and discuss the achievements of Woodstock’s John Cotton Dana in turning the American museum and library into an accessible and participatory arena. Dana framed the newest lurid comic books in his institution’s hallways to seduce adolescents into becoming readers and also argued that the preservation of the remnants of the Colonial past was imperative, thereby reconciling innovation and conservation in ways that is remarkable and still relevant today. Shales’ new book will be available for purchase and signing after the event.

General Admission: $5.00

Woodstock History Center Members:  Free

For more information, contact:
Jennie Shurtleff
Education Coordinator
Woodstock History Center
Woodstock, VT