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March 2009 Blog Posts (4)

Family Ties

After nearly four years of research, I am still finding amazing facts about the folks buried at the Hunt-Clark Cemetery in Lowell, MA. Here are a few of the facts that have been uncovered:



John Chapman (1714-1760), his first wife Martha Perley Boardman Chapman (1704-1753), and his second wife Martha Hunt Chapman (1722-1786) are buried here. Turns out that John and his first wife Martha are the grandparents of John Chapman (1774-1807), AKA "Johnny Appleseed." Capt. Nathaniel Chapman,… Continue

Added by Kim Zunino on March 31, 2009 at 10:31 — 3 Comments

We've been selected for the Massachusetts Cultural Council Creative Teaching Partners roster

Jim and Maggi are proud to announce that they have been appointed by a panel of expert artists/educators to the Massachusetts Cultural Council Creative Teaching Partners roster.



Our specialty category is "Professional Development." Inclusion on this roster assures schools applying for our services through the MCC's Creative Schools Program will automatically receive the maximum score for artist quality, giving them "a competitive edge in this grant application process."



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Added by Maggi Smith-Dalton on March 17, 2009 at 12:20 — 2 Comments

Save Edward Bannister's Providence Home

Bannister spent many productive years in Boston.





I found this article from the Providence Journal quite disturbing. Although Pres. Simmons is quoted as supporting restoration of the Bannister home, a few paragraphs later a Univ. spokesperson makes it clear that they wish they could palm it off on an organization they must know could never afford to purchase or restore the building. Your Thoughts?





BLACK CONTRIBUTIONS KEPT ALIVE



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Added by Marilyn Richardson on March 1, 2009 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

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