December 4, 2012

Betsy Ross and the Making of America

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 7pm in the Woodbury Room, American history comes to the Jones Library in this presentation about Betsy Ross.
Betsy Ross is one of the best known, and most misunderstood, figures in the history of the American Revolution.  Renowned as the maker of the nation’s first flag, Elizabeth Griscom Ross Ashburn Claypoole worked for more than five decades as a Philadelphia upholsterer.  Dr. Marla Miller, author of Betsy Ross and the Making of America, will explore the life of Betsy Ross, in search of the woman behind the legend.
This is the first program in a new Town/Gown Discussion Series by The Jones Library and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Look for two additional programs this coming spring as the series continues.

Free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Janet Ryan at413/259-3223.