Pat Lowery Collins’ novel [amazon 978-0763645007 inline] is based in mid-19th century Essex. This story of a twelve year old girl’s experience living on Hog Island during the winter brings together tales of the Essex landscape, the California gold rush and the Eastern Woodland Native Americans. This family program is fun for all ages and is free to the public.
11:00 a.m. A Visit from Plimoth Plantation
- Learn about daily life and traditions of the Wampanoag people
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Drop-in Art and History Activities
- Decorate mussel shells, create painted tree scenes, journey west aboard the Schooner Sea Serpent, and search for gold
3:00 p.m. Daughter of Winter Discussion
- Join author Pat Lowery Collins for a book reading and discussion
This program is generously sponsored by a grant from the Goldhirsh Foundation.