Meet Lauren Pidgeon, a Hanover High student from Norwich who is interested in our community’s history.
She is exploring the world of Mary Slack, a 15-year-old schoolgirl who kept a […]
Mary writes about many family members in her diary. It became clear that not all of her siblings were living at home. The 1860 census shows that the Slacks […]
Have you read Little Women? Louisa May Alcott published it over the course of 1868 and 1869, just three years after Mary kept her diary! Little Women is a […]
As a teenage girl in 1865, Mary’s days at school were coming to an end. As I wrote in my last post, most girls Mary’s age were heading to […]
When we last left Mary, she was deeply upset over her father’s punishment which forbid James and Mary from ever seeing each other again. Although Mary ended her diary […]