Spooky Tales: Vintage New England Legends and Ghost Stories

at F. H. Cossitt Library Branch, Upper Level
Profile of history re-enactor Dennis D. Picard in full beard and in tri-corner hat.
Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Celebrate the season with historian Dennis Picard when he shares eerie tales from the past.  Adults and teens are invited to the upper level of the historic Cossitt Library building for chills and thrills.

Register here ONLINE ar call 860.844.5275. 

About the presenter:

Dennis D. Picard has been a museum professional in the living history field for forty years. He began his career in 1978 at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, and spent twelve years filling various positions including lead interpreter, where he researched and designed many public programs which are still offered by that institution today. He also served on the staff of Hancock Shaker Village as a historic trade craftsman and site interpreter.

Picard is the recipient of various grants that allowed him to serve as project coordinator for research and implementation of programs and events at several historic sites and museums.He has served as a consultant for many Historical Societies and Museums. His museum experience afforded him the ability to author many articles on the lifestyles and folkways of New England. He has edited film scripts and reviewed historic novels for accuracy of content.

Picard held the position of Assistant Director and Director at several sites including Fort at Number Four in Charlestown, New Hampshire and the Sheffield Historical Society in the Massachusetts Berkshires. He recently retired after 27 years at Storrowton Village Museum, West Springfield, Massachusetts.

During the 2017-2018 academic year Picard taught Museum Studies & Historic Site Interpretation at Westfield State University in Massachusetts. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Pioneer Valley History Network and a member of the editorial board of the Country School Journal.