Monday Mornings: A Pictorial History of Lynch Park

Monday, April 39:30—10:30 AMSohier RoomMain Library32 Essex Street, Beverly, MA, 01915

The David S. Lynch Memorial Park was transformed from estate to park in 1943 making the park what we know today. But there is so much more history rooted in the park that dates back to the time of Woodbury’s Point and the Revolutionary War. This pictorial lecture of Lynch Park will look to the past to uncover the history, the landscape, and ownership, and its total evolution during the last 250 years.

Abby Battis is the Associate Director for Collections at Historic Beverly. She has more than a decade of experience in the museum field in curatorial practice and collections management. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Museum Studies from the Harvard Extension School where she has been an adjunct instructor for over six years. Battis is also an adjunct faculty member at Montserrat College of Art and Endicott College where she is a professor in the Art History Departments.

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