Our Next Event is on Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The Dartmouth Heritage Preservation Trust presents Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective®, who will give a talk about her Last Muster Project, Finding the Revolutionary War Generation.
When: Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: The Dartmouth Grange, Patron’s Hall
1133 Fisher Road
Historic Russell’s Mills Village
Light refreshments will be served. Donations gratefully accepted.
The fabulous and engaging Maureen Taylor is a nationally recognized photography historian and genealogist specializing in the interpretation of photographs and the stories they tell about our history, ancestors, and families.
As Maureen, herself aptly puts it, “My skills live at the junction of history, genealogy and photography.”
Maureen’s Last Muster Project brings into close focus the lives of those Revolutionary War heroes who did extraordinary things to win the War of Independence. These men and women survived long after the war’s end to have their images captured in daguerreotype and to have their stories told in the volumes of Maureen’s The Last Muster series.
Click on Maureen’s photo (above right) to learn more about this project.
In this talk, Maureen will reveal how her project came about and how her research led to these rare daguerreotype discoveries.
One of her subjects, Quaker Molly Ferris Akin (above left), is featured in the first volume of The Last Muster. Molly is emblematic of one of the women of courage who participated in the War of Independence.
Molly Ferris Akin (1759-1851) was instrumental in alerting the local militia of the location of a British encampment near Quaker Hill, Pawling, New York. Married to one John Akin (1753-1810) where some of the Akin clan relocated, Molly has an ancestral connection to the Dartmouth Akin founding families.
Molly’s story was selected to be a part of A Revolutionary Trio, videos produced by Pam & Rob Cooper and planned as companion pieces to The Last Muster volumes through a year-long collaborative effort between Maureen and Pam & Rob Cooper principals of Verissima Productions.