Author of Trappe History to Speak

On Thursday, June 23, at 5:30 p.m., in the auditorium of the Historical Society of Talbot County, 25 South Washington Street, Easton, the Talbot County Free Library, in conjunction with the Historical Society, will sponsor a talk by author James Dawson on his new history of Trappe and Trappe District, Irregularities in Abundance. Dawson, who owns and mans the Unicorn Bookshop in Trappe, is a lifelong observer of his native town. In his latest book, he gathers stories and evidence from a variety of historical documents to paint a unique and entertaining picture of the place he loves. Helen Chappell, author of the acclaimed “Oyster Tales,” writes in the foreword to Dawson’s book, “This colorful pastiche is both a fun read and a learning experience, and I don’t ask for more from a book than that!” Irregularities in Abundance was published by the Talbot County Free Library Foundation with monies from its Albaugh Fund. The library invites all those interested in local history to come hear this long-time observer of all that makes Trappe special tell some of his favorite tales. Refreshments will be provided. All library programs are free and open to the public. Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program. For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit