Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Robert Wilder, Tuesday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m.



Tuesday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m. Robert Wilder’s lecture will answer: Why did Brookfield become a hub of transportation during Colonial New England? How many weeks would you have to work in order to mail a letter 400 miles? Why did people pay for postage after they received mail? Envelopes were not in vogue for mailing a letter—Find out why?! Why did Ben Franklin change the way we did postal business?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Bob,
When did they start using the 1 cent postage stamps?
Also,
Was there an early crematory (1900) in the Brookfields and whom had the funeral parlor on Central St. Brookfield? Thought you might know if anyone would.
Theresa