Jonathan Fisher & France: New Acquisitions Open House & Reception

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Date(s) - 7/14/2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Jonathan Fisher House

The Jonathan Fisher Memorial invites supporters and friends to an open house and reception to highlight new acquisitions, plus a celebration of Jonathan Fisher’s appreciation of France and French culture, at the Fisher House (44 Mines Road) beginning at 12:00 PM on Bastille Day, Sunday July 14. A short program and display will be followed by refreshments, tours of the House will be available, and conversation (en français or not) will be encouraged!

Jonathan Fisher (1768-1847), Blue Hill’s first settled minister, had a varied and lifelong relationship with French culture and language. He studied French after graduating from Harvard, and read and re-read at least three French books over the next 50 years: Paul et Virginie, a French New Testament, and Pascal. These diverse texts all illustrate different sides of Fisher’s character.

This event is sponsored by the Jonathan Fisher House Memorial, open throughout the summer on Thursday-Saturday from 1:00-4:00 pm, or by appointment. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Fisher House at 374-2459.

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