Making history

The Inn at Spruce Wood, a senior living community offering in Durham, is planning to bring Seacoast history to life with a series of presentations by noted authors.

The series, “Seacoast History Comes Alive,” is designed to give audiences a chance to learn about the region’s rich history.

The events:

• 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24: “Lighthouses of New England,” with Jeremy D’Entremont of Portsmouth, who has been photographing and writing about lighthouses for nearly two decades. D’Entremont is the author of several lighthouse books, including “Lighthouses of New England.”

• Noon to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1: “Beyond the Garden Gate: The Life of Celia Laighton Thaxter,” with Norma Mande, a lecturer in the education program at Barnard College, whose biography of Celia Thaxter sheds light on the life of the 19th century poet, artist, naturalist and hostess who was raised on the rugged Isles of Shoals.

• 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9: “Wentworth by the Sea,” with J. Dennis Robinson, a Portsmouth resident for 30 years. Among his most recent books is the award-winning, “Wentworth by the Sea: The Life and Times of a Grand Hotel.”

All events are free and open to the public and will be held at The Inn at Spruce Wood, 25 Worthen Rd. in Durham. Each event will include light refreshments, a chat with the author and a book signing. For more information, visit — JF

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