BETHEL – Stanley R. Howe, executive director of the Bethel Historical Society’s Regional History Center, has announced that David H. Watters, PhD, director of the Center for New England Culture at the University of New Hampshire, will deliver the 2006 Hall Memorial Lecture at this year’s Sudbury Canada Days on Aug. 11.

Watters, a professor of English at the University of New Hampshire, holds an AB degree from Dartmouth College and a PhD from Brown University. Watters recently edited the Encyclopedia of New England with Burt Feintuch. It was published by Yale University Press in 2005.

His topic will be “New England’s Legacy: Memory and Identity in an America Region.” It will be presented the first event during the annual summer heritage festival.

The annual lecture is supported by income from the Ralph and Marion Hall Memorial Fund, established in 1991 by the Bethel Historical Society trustees from a bequest from Marion Hall.

Its purpose is to bring outstanding scholars of the New England past to discuss some aspect of the region’s history. The Lecture is free and open to the public.

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