Scoundrels who made America great

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The Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation (NCCHP) museum, 42 Water Street in Granville, Mass., hosts Martin Henley, author and professor emeritus of Westfield State University, for a presentation on the heroic acts of some of America’s most notorious scoundrels on July 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Americans like heroes to wear white hats and villains to wear black. Henley takes a fresh view of heroism by using dramatic events in the life of each scoundrel to illustrate how disreputable labels can obscure heroic deeds. 

Come hear what Benedict Arnold had in common with John Brown, Tokyo Rose and other scoundrels in America’s history.

Living history programs are free for members and donations are gratefully accepted from others. The NCCHP living history program is supported in part by a grant from the Granville Cultural Council. Light refreshments will be served after the program.

Museum summer tours are offered 12 to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Tours are $5 for adults and $3 for children 6–12. Group tours (10 or more) can be arranged for other days/times; contact the museum at or 413-357-6321.