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Historic New England awards Book Prize

October 8, 2012

Litchfield: The Making of a New England town

Historic New England awards its eighteenth annual Book Prize to Litchfield: The Making of a New England Town by Rachel Carley.

Litchfield: The Making of a New England Town is a lively exploration of the town’s history and architecture during the colonial period and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The book is generously illustrated with maps, photographs, and paintings of this quintessential New England town, including many that are published for the first time. Carley is a preservation consultant and architectural historian, and a resident of Litchfield.

The Book Prize Committee also recognizes two honor books. A Landscape History of New England, edited by Blake Harrison and Richard W. Judd offers a wide-ranging history of New England's diverse landscapes, and Monadnock Summer: The Architectural Legacy of Dublin, New Hampshire, by William Morgan presents a tour of the town’s many building styles, ranging from plain to unusual and eccentric, and the stories of the people who lived in and designed them.

Celebrate the winners with a reception and book signing at the Litchfield Historical Society on Saturday, November 3. Learn more.

Book Award

Posted by Agnes Wiggin on October 10, 2012
I am co-President of the Lincoln (MA) Historical Society. In the next few months we will be publishing a book about Lincoln men who served in the American Revolution. This book explores by example much of the cultural context of 18th century war service including service by slaves, the practice of substitution and the role of the militia system in support of the Continental Army. There are over 70 maps and illustrations. We believe that this is the most comprehensive study of Revolutionary War service from any community in the nation.
We would like to submit this book for the Historic New England Book Prize. Would you let me know the application process? Thank you very much

Book Prize

Posted by Lorna Condon, Senior Curator of Library and Archives on October 10, 2012
Dear Agnes Wiggin,
Thank you for your interest in the Book Prize. The 2013 prize will recognize works published in 2012. Will your book have a 2012 copyright? To submit a title for consideration, send two copies to me: Lorna Condon, Historic New England, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114. If you send me your email address, I will mail a description of the prize to you. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Lorna Condon

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