WALPOLE — The Walpole Historical Society is hosting a presentation by local archaeologist, Gail Golec, entitled “Graffiti: 200 years of history at the Dodge Tavern,” on June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Walpole Town Hall.

The Old Dodge Tavern had been the cornerstone of a small enclave in the northeast corner of town known as The Valley for over 200 years. Golec’s presentation will give a comprehensive history of The Valley and serve as the backdrop for the WHS summer exhibit about The Valley, opening that weekend, entitled “Life in ‘The Valley’”: The history of a little known Walpole community, told through the MacNutt and Thompson families, ca. 1919.

The presentation will be 80 minutes long with an intermission and consist of a narrated slideshow created by Golec for her local-history podcast, “The Secret Life of Death”. The event is free of charge and open to all. There will be refreshments available.

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