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Puritan Treasures reception recap

This past Sunday, we held an intimate reception for our staff, board members, long-time patrons, and friends. James Gray, an expert in colonial and pre-colonial texts, presented a fascinating selection of Puritan Treasures from our collections. The highlights included Thomas Shepard's Parable of the Ten Virgins, and a first-edition copy of the "Cambridge Platform", which set rules of conduct and discipline for early Congregational churches.

James Gray shows off a hidden gem

It was great to see old friends and new:

Carol Doherty, our retired building manager, with Jessica's son, Dashiell

We hope you'll join us for our next event. In the meantime, take a look in our catalog and discover some treasures for yourself. We've had researchers looking at everything from missionaries' letters home to 19th-century advertisements to debates over religious rites and the use of liturgical music. What are you looking for? What intriguing tidbit will you find?

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