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Music, Whaling, American History and More

We have a busy June ahead of us at Waterstone, and we’ll be welcoming summer with a full schedule of events, including musical performances and several educational presentations.   

On June 4, piano and vocal duo Michelle and Jackie Arons will perform. The mother and daughter musical pair has been performing together for more than 15 years. Michelle is a professionally-trained soprano who sings in many languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, Hebrew, Russian and Chinese. Jackie is an accomplished pianist who studied at the New England Conservatory.

On June 8, musician Mike Dardis will show off his guitar, piano, harmonica and vocal skills. Dardis plays a wide variety of artists from Billy Joel to the Everly Brothers.

Calling all history buffs! Professor Jill Silos-Rooney will give the presentation “Unconventional Conventions in American History and Today” on June 11. Silos-Rooney is a constitutional history scholar and a professor of history at MassBay Community College. Her monograph, which focuses on First Amendment assembly rights, public festivity, and the 1960s counterculture, is currently under contract for publication by the University of New Mexico.

Then, on June 13, Michael Perry, a photojournalist and former Director of the L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools, will present a slideshow of striking original images taken while exploring the coast of Maine.

And, on June 14, we’ll welcome professor Curtis Martin for a talk entitled “American Whaling in the Age of Sail.” The talk will be an introduction to all aspects of whaling and its importance throughout American history. Martin has been a resident of Wellesley since 1979 and became Professor Emeritus, Merrimack College, in 2012, after teaching at the university for nearly 40 years.

See below for full details. We hope to see you soon!

Michelle and Jackie Arons to perform
Saturday, June 4 at 4 p.m.
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Mike Dardis to perform
Wednesday, June 8 at 4 p.m.
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Professor Jill Silos-Rooney presents “Unconventional Conventions in American History and Today”
Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m.
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Michael Perry presents “Exploring the Coast of Maine”
Monday, June 13 at 4 p.m.
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Professor Curtis Martin presents “American Whaling in the Age of Sail”
Tuesday, June 14 at 3:30 p.m.
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