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Maryann Proper Barto Book Signing Saturday at RJHS


Meet author Maryann Proper Barto at the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society on Copake Falls Day, August 19th from 10 to 4 pm.


Throughout the day, Ms. Proper Barto will be selling and signing copies of her novel, A Story From a Basket Maker’s Daughter: The Hill.


Maryann Proper Barto grew up in West Taghkanic with her basket-making mother, Elizabeth Proper. Over the years, Proper family stories sparked Maryann’s interest in researching forgotten history, which is woven into her writing. Her novel is set in a rustic village known as The Hill, whose inhabitants have depended upon one another for survival, fearing the consequences of carefully kept secrets and the rapidly changing world beyond their long tradition of Isolation.


And while there, you will certainly want to see the RJHS’ Summer exhibition, The First 40: A Celebration of Local History Preserved, which displays a treasure trove of items, including a selection of nearly twenty Taghkanic baskets, including a number made by Maryann’s mother, Elizabeth Proper.


The Roeliff Jansen Historical Society 8 Miles Road, Copake Falls, NY. Please see our website for more details: www.roelifjansenhs.org

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