Please join the Friends of the Jackson Public Library as they host Dolly Copp of Pinkham Notch: The Belle of Bartlett as portrayed by Carol Foord of Freedom, NH. Dolly Copp (1808-1891), will make an appearance at the Jackson Public Library in Jackson NH, on Wednesday June 10th, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Come meet this intrepid pioneer and hear her story of how she and her husband Hayes turned a bleak wilderness into a welcoming domain for guests at the base of Mt. Washington. Even after the grand hotels were built, patrons returned for her home-cooked meals and a taste of her famous apple butter. Discover how this energetic and tough woman managed to survive difficult economic times to become a beloved local legend. A campground on the site of the Copps' homestead grant immortalizes the name Dolly Copp.
Carol is a teacher/naturalist with Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Conway, and she travels to numerous elementary schools in both Maine and New Hampshire, believing that every child should understand and appreciate their own backyards. She interprets the geologic, glacial, cultural and natural world with hands-on activities and field trips, whether on snowshoes or in hiking boots. She takes school children on exploring expeditions to granite quarries, cellar holes, mines, wetlands and forests to make science and history fun for her students.
Ms. Foord has authored and co-authored several local history books. She is currently working on a book about the “lost houses” of Shawtown in Freedom, NH. She loves to give walking tours to historic sites in the area and uses her gift of story-telling to share local history, legends and lore of the White Mountains with children and adults alike.
The presentation is free and open to the public although a $5.00 donation is welcome to offset speaker expenses. For more information, please contact the Jackson Public Library at 603-383-9731