Ted Reinstein, author and broadcast journalist, will present New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic on Monday, April 8, at 6:30 in the Millicent Library Auditorium, 45 Center Street, Fairhaven, Walnut Street entrance. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Millicent Library, the Fairhaven Colonial Club, and the Fairhaven Historical Society. It is free and open to all.
Reinstein will share the rich and colorful history of this iconic institution, how general stores figured in the rise of early American commerce, why they began to fade, and why — like another New England icon, the diner — they have begun to come back and even be re-invented and re-imagined for a new era. Told with anecdotes from a variety of landmark stores across the region, the presentation will be accompanied by the award- winning photography of Art Donahue.
Ted Reinstein has been a reporter for “Chronicle,” WCVB-TV/Boston’s award-winning — and America’s longest-running, locally produced — nightly news magazine since 1997. He is a regular contributor for the station’s political roundtable show and sits on WCVB’s Editorial Board. He is the also the author of Globe Pequot’s New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories, and Wicked Pissed: New England’s Most Famous Feuds. He will sell and sign books after the talk.
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