I received a review copy of the book, Groton, this past weekend, and I wanted to share my thoughts. So, here’s my quick book review…
First off, here’s the info on the book from the publisher, Arcadia Publishing:
Groton, $21.99, Arcadia Publishing. Available at local retailers, online bookstores, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or 888-313-2665.
Now that we have the basics out of the way, let me tell you that the book, compiled and written by members of the Groton Historical Society, is wonderful. Containing over 200 vintage photos that provide a glimpse into mid 19th and early 20th century life in Groton, Groton is an interesting read about the town of Groton, its past citizens, and the wonderful architecture around town.
In fact, my daughter, who is a freshman in high school, was fascinated by the book. She really enjoyed all the photos and the history of the people and places of Groton.
Here are some highlights from the book (and this is taken from the press release):
- Features the ordinary and extraordinary people, places, and events that molded the town
- Showcases the quality of education in Groton through Groton Academy (now Lawrence Academy), the Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture and the Groton School
- Immortalizes buildings in Groton that have been lost to fires, demolition or changing boundary lines
The Groton Historical Society is hosting a Special Open House on Saturday, February 13th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to launch their book. The open house event is at the Boutwell House on 172 Main Street in Groton, MA. If you would like more information, please call 978-448-0092, or visit the Groton Historical Society website.