Museum Events

2023 Author Talk – Edward Achorn

The Lincoln Miracle: Inside the Republican Convention that Changed History

Thursday, September 14th, 6:30 PM

Edward Achorn is the author of four critically acclaimed books about American history. His latest book, The Lincoln Miracle: Inside the Republican Convention That Changed History, has won widespread praise in the U.S. and Britain. 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,

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.

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Genealogy Group

Join this lively group to discuss DNA, wills and probate records, land records, technology tools and the brick walls we encounter while researching.  All invited, wifi available.

Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7PM

The meeting take place in person at the Carpenter Museum with a hybrid option. 

Contact: Lende McMullen,