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Carter Lecture Fund Committee
Contact TypeContact Information
 
NAME
TITLE
TERM
Adele C. Passmore
Chairman
2016
Ann H. Berghaus
Recording Secretary
2015
Andrea B. Houser
Corresponding Secretary
2014
Margaret A. St. Onge
 
2015
Julia E. M. Doten
 
2016
Sarah Davis Jaquith was born in Wilmington in 1832 and was married to Cyrus Lewis Carter in 1874.  Before her death in 1907, she made a provision in her will stating, “I give and bequeath to the Town of Wilmington the sum of six thousand dollars in trust to invest the principle sum and to expend the income in maintaining courses of programs for the benefit of the people of Wilmington.”

At the Town Meeting of March 1, 1909 it was voted to accept the bequest.  Daniel T. Buzzell, Caleb S. Harriman, Arthur T. Bond, Robert H. Gowing and James F. Kelley were the original Commissioners.  The first program was held on October 28, 1910.

One hundred years later, the Sarah D. J. Carter Committee has continued to bring to the people of Wilmington interesting and entertaining programs.
Ann Berghaus, Adele Passmore, Andrea Houser and Ann St. Onge with two members of the Ancient Mariners celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Carter Lecture series on October 28, 2010



Town of Wilmington   121 Glen Road, Wilmington, MA 01887-3597
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