Learn about a South Coast philanthropist with the Mattapoisett Library

Feb 15, 2021

MATTAPOISETT — Learn more about Paul Cuffe, South Coast mariner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist with a Mattapoisett Library discussion from authors David Cole and Betty Slade about their book, “Paul Cuffe: His Purpose, Partners and Properties.”

Cuffe, a man born on Cuttyhunk Island in 1759 to a formerly enslaved West African father and Wampanoag mother, built a business empire that included shipping along the Atlantic coast and shipbuilding in Westport, Massachusetts.

Join the Mattapoisett Free Public Library and moderator Corey Nuffer on Saturday, February 27th at 2 p.m. for a glimpse into Cuffe’s life through the eyes of Cole and Slade.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting information, which will be sent the day before the presentation.

Those interested can register by sending an email to mfpl@sailsinc.org or by completing the registration form on the library’s online calendar of events.

Call the library at (508) 758-4171 or email to mfpl@sailsinc.org with any questions.

This program is part of the Purrington Lecture Series, a presentation of the Mattapoisett Library Trust, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to expanding the role of the library in the community.