The Westborough Historical Society’s January program: “Anything Goes—America During the Jazz Age: “The Roaring Twenties” with historian Christopher Daley.
This presentation was an entertaining overview of the 1920s, showcasing world events, political events, prohibition, organized crime, as well as the style, fashion, and trends of the Jazz Age. Christopher Daley is a historian, author, and public speaker. He recently retired from a 25-year career teaching history in the Silver Lake Regional School System in Kingston, Mass. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Bridgewater State University in Political Science and History. He was formerly the President of the Pembroke Historical Society and Chairman of the Pembroke Historical Commission. Chris has written articles on historical topics for local publications and recently published his first book, Murder and Mayhem in Boston: Historic Crimes in the Hub. Chris has also served as historical consultant on the Sacco-Vanzetti Case for the Travel Channel’s “Time Traveling with Brian Unger,” and has appeared on the Travel Channel’s “Kindred Spirits” program as a historian on the Lizzie Borden Case.
Chris and his wife Cathy, a professional photographer, reside in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.