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At the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society Museum

Sunday, April 23rd at 2pm

RoeJan Historical Society Museum, 8 Miles Road, Copake Falls

A Story from a Basket Maker's Daughter: The Hill

Presented by Maryann Barto

Maryann Barto grew up in the West Taghkanic Proper Family with her basket-making mother, which gave her the inspiration to write this story. Her family stories have been living history and enhanced her love for researching forgotten history to include in her writing. Maryann will read from and discuss her new novel, set in a rustic village known as The Hill, whose members have depended upon one another for survival, fearing the consequences of their secrets and the changes around them.


Maryann graduated from Columbia Greene Community College with an Associate's degree in Human Services. She went on to achieve a Bachelor's degree at Empire State College in Community and Human Services, which allowed her the opportunity to work with diverse communities for over 30 years. She now resides in the Adirondack Region with her husband and their pets.

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