Local resident and supporter Anne Marie Starowitz will be discussing her new book entitled, Back in the Day, Snapshots of Local History, the Way I see it. Her book offers a collection of stories from Batavia's past. Anne Marie will be selling and signing copies of her book at this event. Copies of the book will be available for sale in the Holland Land Office Museum and Ken's Charcoal Pits.
"Back in the Day, Snapshots of Local History, the Way I see it, is a collection of more than 60 articles about Batavia’s early businesses, famous people, the military, schools, transportation, hotels, municipalities and my memories,the way I see them. These articles were written based on my interests, exhibits at the Holland Land Office Museum and my experiences growing up in Batavia, NY. They span more than ten years. They were written for the Holland Land Office Museum and were published monthly in The Daily News. I hope my words inform you, entertain you and encourage you to learn more about your local history wherever you were born."
For every book that is sold, $1.00 will be given to the families of veterans who suffer with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). I had the honor of meeting a group of veterans suffering from this disorder and they left an indelible mark in my heart.