November 28, 2022

New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic

Speaker Series Event 9/22/22 7PM


Join author Ted Reinstein at the Carpenter Museum, Thursday, September 22nd at 7PM for the first talk of the 2022 Speaker Series!

Talking about New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic, broadcast journalist Ted Reinstein shares the rich and colorful history of this iconic institution, how they 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 local landmark stores across the region, the presentation is accompanied by the award-winning photography of Art Donahue. The program will be accompanied with a selection of general store artifacts from the Museum’s own collection.

The presentation runs about 50 minutes, followed by Q&A, and book purchase/signing.

Tickets are $5 for Rehoboth Antiquarian Society Members / $10 for non-members. To learn more and purchase tickets visit  . 

About the Carpenter Museum:
The Carpenter Museum is Rehoboth’s local history museum. Our mission is to collect, document, preserve, and share material culture related to the town’s history. We connect the Rehoboth community with these artifacts and with local history in general through our exhibits and programming. The Museum provides the wider community with research support, especially in the area of genealogy, and promotes learning about American history through direct experience with objects from the past.


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