Area’s ‘haunted history’ to be featured at Oxford Library

Teacher and author Daley to lecture on January 30

OXFORD — With such deep-rooted history across New England, there is no wonder that there is no shortage of ghost tales and stories of things that go bump in the night.

Many of these stories will be shared and discussed in the Oxford Free Public Library Meeting Room on Thursday, January 30, at 7 p.m., as historian and author Christopher Daley provides a lecture entitled, “The Haunted History of New England.”

This free presentation melds historical fact together with legend and myth to produce an interesting and fascinating new look at events that really happened and the stories of haunting that followed them.

The topics addressed in the lecture will be Mercy Brown “The Vampire” of Exeter Rhode Island, the cursed Freetown State Forest in Massachusetts, the horrors of the Lizzie Borden House in Fall River Massachusetts, a haunted forest in the wilds of Connecticut, the ghostly happenings at Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire, and evidence of ghosts at the John Alden House in Duxbury Massachusetts.

Daley has been lecturing all over New England for over 25 years on historical topics of interest; at libraries, historical societies, schools, and all sorts of clubs and organizations. Daley is currently a history teacher in the Silver Lake Regional School System in Kingston Massachusetts. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Bridgewater State University in Political Science and History. Daley was formerly the President of the Pembroke Historical Society and Chairman of the Pembroke Historical Commission. He was also a docent at the John Alden House Historical Site as well as Coordinator of Educational Outreach.


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