OBHS Presents Local Author: Exploring Life in the 1700's at the Ichabod Goodwin House in South Berwick
Local Author Paula Bennett will be discussing her recently published book, “Imagining Ichabod: My Journey into 18th Century America through History, Food, and a Georgian House,” on April 30th at 1pm at the Counting House Museum in South Berwick.
Bennett will share her story about how she and her husband, Harvey, came to own the Goodwin House, located in what is called the Old Fields part of South Berwick. They wanted to imagine, and to live to some extent, what daily life was like for the Goodwins in the 1700’s. They researched and explored the diet, décor, and activities of the early colonial times.
Bennett will also discuss how the Goodwins lived our history through local government, and national wars. She will also touch on how South Berwick can be seen as a microcosm of our nation’s history.