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Virtual Book Talk with the Author Hal Taylor about "Before Penn"

Before Penn Hal Taylor
7:00 pm

If you're looking for a book to read in quarantine, we might have one for you! ASHM is hosting a Zoom Q/A with Hal Taylor, author and illustrator of 'Before Penn: An Illustrated History of The Delaware River Colonies", on Thursday, May 21st at 7pm. The book includes dozens of detailed illustrations of Swedish, Dutch, and English settlers, sailors, and soldiers here on the Delaware. 

Click here to order a signed copy of this book, to have it delivered before the author talk. $35 for non-members, $32 for members, (price includes book, sales tax and shipping). Must order by 4 pm Friday, May 15th in order to have the book delivered before the talk. Any book orders placed after 4 pm on Friday May 15th cannot be guaranteed to arrive in time for the author talk on Thursday, May 21st.


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