Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 -- Author and historian Eamon McCarthy Earls will speak about his book Cold War New England. This free event will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions, speak with the author directly, and purchase a signed copy of the book. A visual presentation will accompany the talk.
After the success of his previous book Twisted Sisters: How Four Superstorms Changed the Northeast in 1954 and 1955, Earls set out to uncover the rich history of the Northeast region’s contributions to the Cold War during the second half of the 20th century. His research culminated in the book Cold War New England: How One Region Fought to Keep the Cold War from Getting Hot published in 2016. Spread across the entire region, Earls paints a portrait of the Cold War as seen through our own backyard and illustrates how the many contributions of this area both affected the war itself, and are still seen today.
With evidence of the early Cold War still visible in Hingham at locations such as Bare Cove Park - the site of the Hingham Ammunition Depot; and Wompatuck State Park - home to the Ammunition Depot Annex which saw storage of large munitions including portions of the Manhattan Project; Earls research hits startlingly close to home. Come get a glimpse of this secretive yet prevalent aspect of local history.