Historical societies sponsor talk on 'American Treasures'

Apr 09, 2017
2:00 PM

On Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m., author and historian Stephen Puleo will talk about his latest book “American Treasures” at Mattapoisett Library, 7 Barstow St.

“American Treasures” is the story of the U.S. government’s secret efforts to save the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Gettysburg Address. These and other priceless documents were secretly relocated from the Library of Congress to other places for safekeeping in 1941 and 1942, when U.S. political and military leaders feared an attack on Washington D.C. in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

After his talk, Puleo will answer questions and sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase.

This event is sponsored by the historical societies of Mattapoisett, Rochester, Marion, Freetown and Wareham.

Admission is free.

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Mattapoisett Cultural Council.