Sunday, June 7, 2015

Exeter History Minute - Exeter goes to the Beach


If you live -- or have ever lived -- in New England, you know that it gets hot and humid here in the summer. In the 21st century, most of us suffer through the discomfort by moving from one air-conditioned space to another, but how did Exeter residents handle high temperatures 100 years ago? In this episode of the Exeter History Minute -- click here to watch -- Barbara examines the hot weather coping strategies of our predecessors. Spoiler alert: There are bathing suits, but it's not quite the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.

This history minute is generously sponsored by Phillips Exeter Academy. To learn more about Exeter history -- or to support the Exeter Historical Society -- visit our website.

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