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Shrewsbury: “Shrewsbury Through Time” book signing at Shrewsbury Crossings
November 30, 2013| Free
Nov. 30, from 2 – 4 p.m., a book signing with Michael Perna Jr., author of “Shrewsbury Through Time,” will be held at Shrewsbury Crossings. Everyone is invited to attend and meet Michael in person, obtain a signed copy of his book, and join in the conversation about Shrewsbury and its history
The book, which is part of the new “America Through Time” series, features vintage photographs of the town of Shrewsbury, followed by descriptive captions, then paired with a color photograph showing the same view as it appears today.? The contrast between the old, black and white photographs and the newer colored views is striking.? This format also allows current residents, many of whom are too young or new to the town to remember the “old days,” to see what the town looked like many years ago, before a small farming village with virtually no industry was transformed into the modern, vibrant community it has become today.
Michael Perna, who has written a weekly history column for the Shrewsbury “Chronicle” for the past fifteen years, is a local historian and author.? His previous books include “Remembering Lake Quinsigamond – from Steamboats to White City” (1998), Images of America: “Shrewsbury” (2001), and Lake Quinsigamond and White City Park, 2004.? He is a retired First Sergeant, having served with the Massachusetts Air National Guard for 36 years, and is currently the Chief of the Military Records Branch, Office of the Adjutant General, for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
He is a past president of the Shrewsbury Historical Society, a member of Shrewsbury Historical Commission and served for many years as a member of the town's Historic District Commission. He is a lifelong Shrewsbury resident.
Shrewsbury Crossings is located at 311 Main St. in Shrewsbury.