October 22, 2024 – Tuesday Morning Lectures

  • Dava Sobel (James Arthur Lecture): Finding Longitude:  The backstory of her book Longitude and its impact on the public’s knowledge of horology and specifically marine timekeeping.
  • Aaron Stark: Disrupting Time: Industrial combat, espionage, and the downfall of the Waltham Watch Company.
  • Sara Schechner: William Cranch Bond and Sons: Astronomers and Horologists.
  • Damon DiMauro: The early pre-1740 clockmakers of Boston.

October 22, 2024 – Tuesday Dinner Speaker

  • Robert Frishman: The Mullikens: Massachusetts Clockmakers

October 23, 2024 – Wednesday Morning Lectures:

  • Mary Jane Dapkus: Aaron Willard, Jr. and the Sea Captain’s Widow.
  • Greg Gorton: The Calendar Clock Company of Curtisville, CT. The story of an early perpetual calendar clock manufacturer.
  • Richard Newman: Watchmaking in Early America.
  • Andy Dervan: Richard Cranch and his daybook; a colonial watch repairman from Boston and great friend of John Adams.