Martha's Vineyard’s reputation as a haven for writers and poets is well-documented--Dorothy West, Art Buchwald, David McCullough, and Judy Blume represent a few who have called the island home--and since 2005 the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival has brought authors from far and wide to celebrate reading and writing.
Barbara Basbanes Richter
Who can forget the searing images of Notre-Dame burning on April 15 of this year? The 850-year old-cathedral is not merely a religious center, but represents the beating heart of Paris.
The Raab Collection of Ardmore, PA, is offering a treasure trove of historical documents relating to the founding of the United States.
Over 400 documents dating from the 1700s arrived in Raab’s possession en masse after being assembled by a private collector starting in the 1870s. Letters documenting the drive to raise funds for a monument to the first major battle of the Revolutionary War which took place in June 1775 at Bunker Hill. Correspondence from Thomas Jefferson, Daniel Webster, and even soldiers who fought at Bunker Hill figure among the papers.