Thursday, September 1, 2011

September-October Display Gallery Exhibit Announced by Smyrna Public Library

Smyrna Public Library 75th Anniversary by Bill Marchione on display through October.


Dr. William Marchione and his wife Mary Ann moved to Smyrna from Boston, Massachusetts in 2009. Bill is a retired history professor, a former member of the Boston Landmarks Commission, and the author of six books and countless articles on aspects of Boston and New England History. He also played a major role in the establishment of two Boston area museums.

Since settling in Smyrna, Bill has been actively engaged in researching Smyrna history and is currently serving as Chair of the Williams Park Local History Committee and of the Smyrna Historical & Genealogical Society's Program Committee.

This exhibit on the history of the Smyrna Public Library traces the chronology of the library from its inception in 1936 to the present day. Many of the items displayed in the exhibit are on loan from the Smyrna Historical Museum. In putting this exhibit together, Bill was ably assisted by Smyrna historical Society President Harold Smith, and long-time FOSL President Lillie Wood.

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