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Scholarly and Cultural Articles by Bonnie Hurd Smith

As the leading authority on the essayist Judith Sargent Murray and other historical subjects, I have been fortunate to have scholarly articles appear in:


Journal of Unitarian Universalist History

Essay on Judith Sargent Murray


American Spirit, magazine of the

Daughters of the American Revolution

Article on Judith Sargent Murray


Standing Before Us: Unitarian Universalist

Women and Social Reform

Biographical sketch of Judith Sargent Murray (Skinner House)


Her Past Around Us: Interpreting

Sites for Women's History

Chapter on how historic house museums can include women's history in their tours and programs (Krieger Publishing)


Magazine of the Mary Baker Eddy Library

The history of historic house museums,

and how many are now including

stories about their women residents.


Ipswich, Massachusetts, Volume II

Introduction (Arcadia Publishing)



My articles on cultural and local historical subjects appear in:

North Shore Life Magazine
Selected examples:
Preserving Our Colonial Past Jim Whidden's Way
17th Century Architecture: Silent Witnesses
  to Our Historic Past

Masconomet: Sagamore of Agawam

NorthWest Life Magazine
Selected example:
Joyce Kulhawik: A Voice for the Arts

Salem Gazette

Salem News
Selected example:
Op-ed on the contributions of women


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• Marketing ideas, using history, you can use 
   now to attract customers and their loyalty.

• Ways you can use history to boost your
   business's reputation as a local hero.

• Proven examples of how it all works.

• Inspiring stories from history

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“Bonnie Hurd Smith is a thoughtful writer who brings a strong sense of integrity and commitment to any project. She can always be counted on to go wherever the research leads her. Bonnie thoroughly researches the subjects — and that paired with her knowledge of history and strong interviewing skills provide wonderfully insightful, well written stories. She is a pleasure to work with.”
- Caroline Forrester, Editor, North Shore

and Northwest Life, GateHouse Media

Bonnie Hurd Smith

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I have many more articles on business and history published in the Articles section, and you might also enjoy my FREE special reports on the economic benefits of history.


As much as I love to tell stories through writing, I also love to get in front of an audience! My talks are described here.


You can read about my books here, and visit our Store to purchase my historical books and business products.


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