Local History Talk: Portsmouth Cemeteries
Tuesday October 24 | 7 – 8:30 PM
Portsmouth Public Library
Levenson Community Room
This library’s Local History series features authors and experts on local history topics. The series continues with Glenn A. Knoblock, author of Portsmouth Cemeteries (2005). FREE and open to all.
Rubbings, photographs, and slides illustrate the rich variety of gravestones to be found in our own neighborhoods, but they also tell long-forgotten stories of such historical events as the Great Awakening, the Throat Distemper epidemic, and the American Revolution. Find out more about these deeply personal works of art and the craftsmen who carved them, and learn how to read the stone “pages” that give insight into the vast genealogical book of New Hampshire.
Glenn Knoblock is an independent scholar and author of fifteen books and over 100 articles. He is also the author and historian on projects relating to Northern New England bridges, New Hampshire cemeteries, and brewing history, and African-American military history. Knoblock has served as the main military contributor to Harvard and Oxford University’s landmark African-American Biography Project. He holds a BA in History from Bowling Green State University.