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A History of Paragon Park with Author Chris Haraden

June 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 4, 3 to 4 pm

James Library & Center for the Arts, 24 West Street, Norwell

Tickets: $20 Adults, $10 Students

Writer Chris Haraden shares his stories of growing up literally in the shadow of Paragon Park’s Giant Coaster.  From his home on the hill behind the park, Haraden learned the stories of Paragon, and the broader scope of Hull’s history, from his grandfather, a park employee best known for walking the tracks of the roller coaster each morning before the gates opened. Haraden’s first job was in the penny arcade, where he might have embellished his age to be hired and where met his future wife, Marilyn – one of the many love stories that began on the shores of Nantasket Beach.

In addition to compiling a history of Paragon Park, Chris Haraden authored “Storm of the Century: New England’s Great Blizzard of 1978” and contributed to “Hull & Nantasket Beach: Then & Now.” He is a writer for The Hull Times and serves on the Advisory Board of the Friends of the Paragon Carousel.  Sponsored by Napier Financial and Hull Cultural Council.

For more information about The James Library & Center for the Arts lending library, gallery, programs, or performances, visit jameslibrary.org.


June 4
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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