Everyone knows his name, but few know his story. The real John Paul Jones was born in Scotland and spent more than a year in New Hampshire during the American Revolution. A jealous genius, Jones (not his real name) was a complex self-made naval hero on a quest for glory. J. Dennis Robinson tells Jones’s story, illustrated with images from his own extensive collection of “Jonesiana.” Robinson shows how America rejected Jones, then used his name and image to sell everything from whiskey to cigarettes, to women’s clothing...even to recruit for the US Navy.
For more information please call 471-6336 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit our website, www.bedfordhistoricalnh.org. The Bedford Historical Society with a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council is co-sponsoring the event with the Bedford Library. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.