New Events And Venues

Johnny Appleseed Jigsaw Puzzle, one of the many fanciful images of the man

Johnny Appleseed Jigsaw Puzzle, one of the many fanciful images of the man

NEW EVENTS, new venues, and soon an ebook of America’s Apple as the New Year begins. The presentations listed here will focus on early history, including John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, and apple varieties, from heirlooms to today’s high-tech, high-stakes race for the next Super Apple.

Thursday, February 7, 6:30 p.m.

The Many Faces of John Chapman

Fitchburg Art Museum

25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg, Massachusetts



Saturday, February 9, 1:30 p.m.

America’s Apples, from Sheep’s Nose to SweeTango

Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary

30 Peck Road, Wales, Massachusetts

Free, but registration is required due to limited space. Call 413-267-9654 or email for reservations and information.


Thursday, February 21, 9 a.m.

Guest, “What’s Cooking with Luca Paris”

WKBK 104.1 FM, 1290 AM or streaming live on

with host Gianluca “Luca” Paris, owner/chef at Luca’s Mediterranean Café, The Market at Luca’s, and Culinary Journey Productions, Keene, New Hampshire


Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m.

Images of John Chapman: Saint or Buffoon

Maine Historical Society

489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine


Copies of America’s Apple will be available for sale and signing at each event.

America’s Apple is available online at,, and, and at these fine orchards and stores: Amherst Books, The Apple Farm, Atkins Fruit Bowl, Bolton Orchards, Booklink, Broadside Bookshop, Carlson Orchards, Johnny Appleseed Visitors Center, Lakeside Orchards, Pine Hill Orchard, Red Apple Farm, River Valley Market, Russell Orchards, Westward Orchards, and World Eye Bookstore.

An e-book will be available soon.


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