April - May 2012

Those That Sail the Sea

April – May Exhibit:  Those That Sail the Sea

 William Flinn (1822-1870) and his son, Charles (1845-1916), were both sea captains in the 19th century.  Several items they acquired during their sea-faring days are on display in the downstairs hallway of the library, thanks to their descendant, Patricia Flinn.   The exhibit includes a ‘pharmacy’ or medicine chest, sailing directions to the African coast, and a unique deck of cards that may have helped while away the time on one of the long voyages. 

 This is one of an ongoing series of exhibits highlighting local collections.  If you have a collection you would like to share, plese contact the Curator of the Stockbridge Library Historical Collection.

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