Athol: A Visual History with Chris Coyle

Published: 4/14/2019 10:01:15 PM

ATHOL — Did you know there was a horse track in Athol? Or that the building we now know as the Historical Society was once the town hall? Have you ever wondered what Main Street looked like before there were cars? For those curious about local history, the library is sponsoring a program about the events, industries and businesses that shaped the community. The Friends of the Athol Public Library will welcome local history and railroad enthusiast Chris Coyle and his presentation “Athol: A Visual History” on Tuesday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m.

Coyle has been collecting vintage postcards and photographs of Athol and the surrounding towns for years. A gifted storyteller, Coyle leads the audience on a virtual tour down historic Main Street and throughout the town sharing humorous anecdotes and touching memories from times past.

The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required and individuals are encouraged to sign up quickly for this entertaining program and popular presenter!

The presentation will follow a very brief Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Athol Public Library where the officers of the Executive Board will be selected. This is an open meeting and members and non-members of the Friends are welcome to attend.

Call the library at 978-249-9515 to reserve a seat for the event.

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