Cartoons & A Research Mystery

Preservation in Pink January 2010

How about beginning your reading with a story about historical research and a job that shows just how compelling historic preservation can be. Read “Discovering Dinah Mason White in Windsor, Vermont” by Heather Cox:

Dinah Mason White was thirty-two years old when she was sold as a slave to Judge Stephen Jacob of Windsor, Vermont in 1783 by Jotham White of Charleston, New Hampshire. She remained in the Jacob household—despite Vermont‘s anti- slavery Constitution—until 1800, when she was so sick, blind, and infirm that the judge allegedly threw her out of his house. With nowhere else to go and no other resources at her disposal, Dinah became a ward of the town…The story of Dinah and her troubles do not end there, unfortunately.

To continue reading, go to page 3 of the newsletter (link above).

Need something fun for a Monday? How about a preservation comic strip! Read The Amazing Adventures of Pip the Flamingo (page 19).

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Presenting the long-awaited January 2010 edition of the Preservation in Pink newsletter!  Find the issue below, on the newsletter page, or through your email.  Click here to download and read: PreservationinPink_Jan2010. (It will open – a pdf – just give it a minute or email preservationinpink@gmail.com for your own copy.)

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