Monday, June 22, 2015

A Novel Approach to History

Recently the Henney History Room of the Conway Public Library assisted a patron who visited us from Hollywood, California. She was looking for background information for a story she was writing set in the White Mountains during the Grand Hotel era around the end of the 19th century. She hopes to have it made into a book and a movie. She was interested in both the life of the hotel guests as well as the “downstairs” and behind the scenes life of the bellboys, waiters, maids, butlers, chauffeurs and other support staff for these well-heeled tourists during that extravagant and elegant time period.

Over the years we have helped a number of writers and directors set the scene for their books and films. We have a special section in our fiction collection for their works and of earlier works that have a connection to the geographical scope and focus of the Henney History Room.

Some of the titles include The Appomattox Cat, Catamount, Eight Cousins, Hopalong Cassidy, Look to the Mountain, The Nancy Flyer, Fryeburg Chronicles, and The Story of a Bad Boy.

If you would like to immerse yourself into these imaginative versions of our area’s history, visit the Henney History Room and experience all of thise danger, romance, and adventure for yourself.

It certainly is a “novel” approach to history. Get it?

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