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Author Lecture: Rediscovering Mt. Washington’s Hidden Culture

Over the course of one calendar year, Journalist Dan Szczesny explored the history and mystique of New England’s tallest mountain. However, Mount Washington is more than just a 6,288-foot rock pile; it is the cultural soul of climbers, hikers and tourists from around the world looking to test their mettle against extreme conditions, in return for inspiration through its intense natural beauty.

From being on the team of a 97-year-old marathon runner; to dressing at Walt Whitman and reading poetry upon the mountain; to spending a week in winter cooking for the scientists at the observatory, the mountain became Szczesny’s muse.

Join us Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Taylor Community’s Woodside Building as Dan Szczesny turns a veteran journalist’s eye toward exploring Mount Washington’s place in the collective consciousness of the country. This free event is open to the public.



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