Sunday, January 10, 1:00 pm – The Paradise of All These Parts

Join author John Hanson Mitchell as he speaks on his latest book, The Paradise of All These Parts: A Natural History of Boston, chronicling the unique story of our beloved New England home, this Sunday, January 10, at 1:00 pm at The Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts.  In 1614, the explorer John Smith sailed into what was to become Boston Harbor and referred to the wild lands and waters around him as “the Paradise of all these parts.”  Fifteen years later a company of Puritans arrived and within a few decades, a new city, known as Boston, was rising among the hills of the peninsula. Almost four hundred years later, one might wonder what remains of John Smith’s “Paradise.”

John Hanson Mitchell is also the author of Ceremonial Time, Living at the End of Time, Walking Towards Walden, Following the Sun, and Looking for Mr. Gilbert.  He is the editor of Sanctuary, the award winning magazine published by the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

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