On Thursday, September 4, 2014, the Abbe Museum in downtown Bar Harbor will be hosting a book reading and signing with Tim Grove, author of “A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History.”
Tim Grove was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania–home of the Conestoga wagon, the Pennsylvania rifle, and one U.S. President. As a child, he dragged his parents to historic sites up and down the East Coast, and now has worked as a public historian for over twenty years. His career has included positions at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Missouri Historical Society, and a graduate internship at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Virginia. Tim currently works at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
Tim co-authored “The Museum Educator’s Manual,” and originated and continues to write the “History Bytes” column in History News. He has been published in the “Journal of American History,” “Perspectives on American History,” “History News,” and “Gateway Heritage.” In his latest work, “A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History,” Tim takes readers to historic sites across the country for an up-close tour of some of the most interesting moments in American history. “Is history relevant?” This book answers with a resounding yes, and in the most entertaining fashion, shows us why.
The reading starts at 6:00 p.m. at the Abbe Museum downtown location on 26 Mt. Desert Street in Bar Harbor. Afterwards, stay for a reception and book signing. Copies of Tim’s book are available for purchase in the Abbe shop.
This event is free and open to the public.