Whittier in Hampton

The volunteers at the Tuck Museum never cease to amaze me!

Such is the case with one of our newest volunteers, Elly Becotte. Knowing that she had volunteered for years at the John Greenleaf Whittier Home in Amesbury, MA, I asked her if she would be willing to collect Whittier’s poetry from the Hampton/seacoast area and assemble it in one place. She did that and more! Elly created a 66 page booklet of his poetry called “John Greenleaf Whittier in Hampton: Poems from a Place of Beautiful Pines.” With each poem, Elly set the stage for understanding the context of the piece and  illustrated it with charming sketches.

The booklet is now available for sale at the museum and through our website for $8 (plus postage). A book signing is in the works.

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