July 15, 2024

2023 Author Talk – Edward Achorn


The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society is thrilled to welcome back author Edward Achorn to speak about his latest book, The Lincoln Miracle: Inside the Republican Convention That Changed History. Join us at the Carpenter Museum on Thursday, September 14th at 6:30 PM to talk about The Lincoln Miracle, which has received widespread praise in the U.S. and Britain. Edward Achorn is the author of four critically acclaimed books about American history. His previous book, Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, was named one of the Best Books of 2020 by the Economist magazine and was an Amazon Editors’ choice for Best History. He is also the author of the classic baseball history books The Summer of Beer and Whiskey and Fifty-nine in ’84. You can reach him at his website, edachorn.com.

A journalist for 41 years, he is the former Vice President and Editorial Pages Editor of The Providence Journal. He is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Commentary and won the Yankee Quill Award for distinguished lifetime service to journalism. He lives in an 1820s farmhouse in Rehoboth, Mass.

This talk is free, but registration is required. To sign up for this event or to become a member, call the Carpenter Museum at (508) 252-3031 or visit our Museum Events page www.rehobothantiquarian.org/museum-events/

About the Carpenter Museum:
The Carpenter Museum, named in honor of major benefactors Elsie Carpenter and her son E. Winsor Carpenter, 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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