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Antiquarian Society series examines John Brown.

The American Antiquarian Society begins a series of programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid on the United States arsenal at Harper's Ferry with a lecture at 7:30 tonight in Antiquarian Hall, 185 Salisbury Street, by Bruce Ronda, author of "Reading the Old Man: John Brown in American Culture. Ronda's lecture will be "The Kaleidoscope of History: John Brown after Fifteen Decades."

The series, titled "John Brown and New England," will also include a reenactment of Henry David Thoreau's defense of Brown at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St.

Thoreau delivered his lecture "A Plea for Captain Brown" in Mechanics Hall on Nov. 3, 1859. Kevin Radaker's performance as Thoreau will present Thoreau's personality, wit and intellect to make the audience feel that they are actually in the presence of the great man. Radaker is nationally known for his Thoreau re-enactments. The evening will also include a question and answer session with Thoreau - and Radaker. Historian Edmund Schofield will present a brief overview of Worcester in the 19th Century and why the community was a center for anti-slavery and other reforms.

At 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in Antiquarian Hall, the society will present a lecture "Warriors for Freedom: John Brown and Henry David Thoreau" by David S. Reynolds.

All events are free.
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