R. Scott Smith, Professor of Classics at UNH, will lead a virtual program called “Rome And Pompeii: Tourism Then And Now” on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 7-9 p.m.

The free program is offered within the context of Horatio Colony Musuem’s Grand Tour exhibit, which focuses on Horatio Colony II’s first tour of Europe in the 1920s.

Smith will discuss the problems of preserving ancient sites in Rome and Pompeii, the town that was buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. He will discuss how travel to these areas has changed over the past century (from grand tours to mass tourism) and what Colony’s experiences of these places would have been like.

Registration is required. Email horatio.colony@gmail.com or call 352-0460 to register.

A free guided walk through Horatio Colony Nature Preserve will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, with a focus on the history of the land.

Hikers will meet at the preserve parking lot on Daniels Hill Road in Keene. Space is limited and registration is required. To register and get further details, call 283-2115 or email colonypreserve@antioch.edu.

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