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 Presented by the Salisbury Association Historical Society in collaboration with the Scoville Memorial Library.

During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, inns and taverns were not only the resting spots for travelers, but also the gathering places for the communities that they served. Often, these buildings were used also for town halls and religious meeting houses. It was there that one learned and discussed the news: local, regional, national, and world. Several such places existed in Salisbury, some even survive today. Join historian and teacher David Bayersdorfer as he presents the images and stories related to the inns and taverns of Salisbury. In conducting this talk,  Bayersdorfer honors the research of the late Dean Hammond, whose childhood was spent in one such establishment.