Concord, New Hampshire, has an interesting blend of cultures, including Native American tribes and immigrants from many other nations.
Concord has embraced this mix, apparent in the place names still used today. This history and ancestry has helped to shape Concord into the diverse and strong community it is to this day.
Elizabeth Jewell's interest in Concord stems from three previous generations of her family living in Concord and from working in the city for over thirty years.
She has seen a lot of change in her time and much more since her great grandparents raised ten children in this community.
These changes have incorporated current needs and technology with the deep-seated historical awareness and interests of Concord's residents.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Bettey Finney Tobey's interest in history began in childhood. Her family lived in Braintree, Massachusetts for several years. At the end of grade 3, her family returned to Concord. This allowed Bettey and her older brother, Bill Finney, to become impassioned visitors to Concord's Public and State Libraries, and the New Hampshire Historical Society. Bettey's academic degrees, coupled with various Historical Societies' memberships, have personally expanded her visions of recognizing and preserving Concord's heritage through time.
Elizabeth C. Jewell is active in several historical associations and has authored and illustrated three other books of historic interest, and writes a blog, www.dreamnewengland.wordpress.com. She lives with her husband, Patrick, in an old New England home on a windy hill, surrounded by gardens. Elizabeth enjoys family time, exploring history, gardening, illustration, raising preservation awareness, and other creative ventures.