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Bob Wood’s Sunday History Talks to resume March 15th at Studio B

Feb 28, 2020

Studio B, Boyertown has postponed their March 2020 events due to COVID-19 concern

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Local historian, former public school English teacher, writer, presenter, potter, and fine art painter, Bob Wood announced his Spring schedule of informal discussions of local history at Studio B Art Gallery on Sundays from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. These discussions are free and open to the public.

March 15: New Findings on Log and Plank Houses in the Goschenhoppen Region. Oak logs were a primary building material for houses and other structures—a discussion of methods and practices

March 22: History of The Gilbertsville “Sale.” Zern’s.  Bring your Stories.

April 19: Garden Beds. The first German immigrants arrived in 1683 laying out garden beds in designs Europeans have used since Roman times.

April 26: Chickens. In the old days most every farm and many non-farm houses hosted a flock of these free ranging and self-sufficient fowl.

May 3: The Real Story of Mountain Mary +Powowing. There is not a particle of evidence to support so much of what has been written about Mountain Mary.  A Talk to disentangle the truth of the story.

May 24: Why Our Immigrant Ancestors Left 18th Century Europe. Awful wars, bitter cold, starvation, taxes, religious persecution…and then it got worse.

Wood has published 4 books of local history that he offers for sale. He is a popular presenter among groups dedicated to preserving local history; his articles appear in assorted publications.

Wood serves as Gallery Adjunct at Studio B. In addition to hosting his popular history talks, his varied roles include funding support of exhibits of emerging artists along with his own artwork and the artwork of his wife Sandy Wood—longtime Boyertown Area School District art instructor; assistance in staging exhibits of local artists at local businesses; facilitating poetry readings and book signings; and participation in community events.

Studio B is located at:

39A E Philadelphia Avenue
Boyertown, PA 19512

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