On Thursday, April 14, Ipswich writer Doug Stewart will present an illustrated talk about the North Shore's role in the China Trade.
Following the American Revolution, local sailing ships returned from the Far East brimming with tea, silk, and porcelain, making Essex County one of the wealthiest corners of the United States by 1800. Stewart will highlight 19th-century Newburyporters with ties to the China Trade, including Francis Cabot Lowell, Donald McKay and Caleb Cushing.
Ipswich resident Doug Stewart is a freelance magazine writer whose stories have appeared in Smithsonian, Time, National Wildlife, and American Heritage. He is the author of The Boy Who Would Be Shakespeare: A Tale of Forgery and Folly.
Reception at 6:30pm Presentation at 7:00pm
Members: $5 Non-Members: $15
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