Saturday, April 9, 2022
Times: Doors open at 6:30pm. Presentation by Richard Norton Smith from 7:00 - 8:00 pm, followed by cocktails and hors d'eouvres.
Cost: $100 per ticket
Stephen M. Brewer Theater in the Visitor Center at Old Sturbridge VillageGet Tickets
Please join Old Sturbridge Village and Richard McGrath and his family in welcoming presidential historian and author Richard Norton Smith for the Joan M. McGrath Memorial Lecture.
Pre-registration is required by April 4, 2022. Purchase tickets here.
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Richard Norton Smith
Presidential historian and author
Richard Norton Smith has a thing about Presidents. He was nine years old when he visited his first presidential home and gravesite, in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. He has written speeches for Presidents, and books about them. Congress invited him to speak at the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth. Gerald and Betty Ford asked him to deliver their eulogies. He has directed five presidential libraries, designed exhibits for a refurbished Ford’s Theater in Washington, told stories on C-SPAN and offered historical commentary for viewers of the PBS NewsHour. Through it all, he has never lost the curiosity, perspective, or sheer joy in reliving the past kindled on the day in October, 1965, when he first visited Old Sturbridge Village on his twelfth birthday.
Read Mr. Smith’s full biography here.
Joan M. McGrath