Friday, July 2, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – The Colonial Meetinghouses of New England

Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, hosts author and photographer Paul Wainwright on Friday, July 2, from 1 – 4, for a book signing and author talk.  Paul’s elegant book A Space for Faith: The Colonial Meetinghouses of New England, contains photographs and essays of New England’s Colonial meetinghouses, which were an important part of American history.  This book is sure to please readers of history and lovers of architecture and fine photography. When built in the 1700s, colonial meetinghouses were the center of both religious and civic life – concepts not at all separate in colonial New England. Paul Wainwright has collected a wealth of images of New England’s surviving colonial meetinghouses that go beyond mere documentation of what these buildings look like – they explore the feeling of “presence” that exists in them. An accompanying essay by noted colonial historian Peter Benes elaborates on the communities that built and used these meetinghouses, and traces a narrative rich in the history and architecture of New England. $35.  Call 603-362-6589 for more information, or log on to