The Spring is Here and The Scituate Historical Society will host a Special Guest Speaker at GAR Hall

Please join the Scituate HIstorical Society in welcoming Margherita Desy to the Grand Army Hall on Country Way, Monday May 2nd at 6:30pm.

Margherita Desy is a curator and historian of New England maritime and early U.S. Navy histories.  Employed by the Naval History & Heritage Command Detachment Boston, Margherita is historian for USS Constitution.  She has also worked for Historic New England, the USS Constitution Museum, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, the Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Hartford, and for 20 years at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut.  Margherita taught for fourteen years as adjunct faculty at Tufts University  in the Museum Studies Program in the Graduate and Professional Studies Department.


Ms. Desy has a BA in History & Art History from the College of the Holy Cross, an MA in American Civilization from The George Washington University.  She was a fellow at the Preservation Society of Newport County, has studied at Sotheby’s Institute in London, and at the Attingham Summer School in England.


Margherita Desy has been published in the Nautical Research Journal, Naval History Magazine, and the Encyclopedia of American Maritime Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes.  She has been script advisor and on-camera historian for several PBS television shows, numerous documentaries aired in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada, and for History Channel productions on USS Constitution and Tall Ships.