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Friends of Madison Library is pleased to announce that, as part of the Madison Barn Tour, Bob Cottrell will be the featured speaker on July 11, 2014 at 7 pm in the Chick Room of the Madison Library.  He will speak on the History of 18th and 19th century New Hampshire Barns, with reference to the 7 historic barns on the July 12 Barn Tour.  Bob Cottrell is currently the Curator of the Nella Brady Henney History Room at the Conway Public Library. He has a Master’s Degree from the Winterthur Progam in Early American Culture. He has worked in the history/museum field since 1980.  Previously, Bob worked at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., The Crowley Museum and Nature Center in Sarasota, Florida, the St. Petersburg Historical Museum also in Florida, the Conner Prairie Museum in Indiana and at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. In 1996 he became the founding Director of the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm in Tamworth, New Hampshire.

Tickets for the Saturday Barn Tour include admission to the Friday evening talk.