ATKINSON — The Atkinson Historical Society is pleased to present “Yankee Ingenuity: Stories of Headstrong and Resourceful People” on Thurs., December 12, 6:30 p.m. at Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave in Atkinson.

Jo Radner will share a selection of historical tales-humorous and thought provoking-about New Englanders who have used their wits in extraordinary ways to solve problems and create inventions. The stories are engaging and entertaining but also may raise some profound questions about our admiration of ingenuity and about the ethics of pursuing discoveries without taking their potential outcomes into account. The performance will include discussion with the audience and may introduce a brief folktale or a poem about inventiveness and problem-solving.

Jo Radner received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. Before returning to her family home in western Maine as a freelance storyteller and oral historian, she spent thirty-one years as a professor at American University in Washington, DC, teaching literature, folklore, American studies, Celtic studies and storytelling. She has published books and articles in all those fields.

Please don’t miss Ms. Radner’s excellent presentation. You will not be disappointed.

Free refreshments will be served. Please register online at www.kimballlibrary.com and click on the Event Calendar button to secure your seat. Or, call the Library directly at 603-362-5234.

 

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