Who was the real Hester Prynne?
And what if she could tell her own story?
 Zoom Only
Saturday, October 7, 2023
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Paperback Launch of  HESTER 
by Laurie Lico Albanese

Award-winning and Book of the Month club author Laurie Lico Albanese is inviting friends of the  Hawthorne House to a Zoom launch of  the paperback publication of HESTER following its successful first edition release one year ago, in October, 2022.

Through Zoom there will be a reading by the author enhanced by an arstistic visual presentation, and a question and answer session.  Please sign up, have some wine and cheese in the comfort of your own home, and savor ‘meeting’ this accomplished author and her perspective on Hawthorne’s early Americana.

About ‘Hester’: A vivid reimagining of the woman who inspired Hester Pyrnne, the bold and passionate heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘The Scarlet Letter.’“A standout historical… Even those unfamiliar with the classic will be hooked by this account of a capable woman standing up to the sexist and racial prejudices of her time.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

It is that time of year!  Time to don your favorite scary or silly Halloween costume and join in the fun at the Hawthorne House Halloween Party.
Saturday, October 28th, 7:00 pm until?  9:00 pm
or whenever?  There will be music, food, contests, valuable prizes and fun!
No charge, but please tell us you are coming by registering at
Please let us know if you are coming by emailing
If you forget to RSVP just come on down anyway.
The more the merrier, the more the scarier!
Donations accepted, with gratitude.