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Photo by Kjeld Mahoney, Scituate

About Me

I explore history, using archives, old photos, deeds, and detective skills to tell and show what happened. I dig deep.


I give public talks on history.


I document the history and architecture of old houses. Over 50 of my forms are now in the Massachusetts online database called MACRIS. My forms are unusually detailed. They cover most areas of the ancient seaside town of Scituate, MA, and some buildings in Boston, particularly those important for woman suffrage.

​I completed and published a book, Summer Suffragists: Woman Suffrage Activists in Scituate, Massachusetts (2020). A surprising number of nationally known suffragists spent summers in Scituate. Their stories are timely, 100 years after America adopted the 19th Amendment that gave women the vote in 1920.

I continue researching and writing works that explore Scituate's history.

I am a retired attorney. I graduated from Dartmouth College and Boston University School of Law. I live in historic Scituate. I am a member of the Scituate Historical Society, a volunteer for the Scituate Historical Commission, a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and a member of the New England Historical Association.