And the Big Giveaway Winners are…..

Leading up to Thanksgiving Fieldstone Common held the Big Giveaway contest in order to give away two copies of the book The Poorhouses of Massachusetts by Heli Meltsner.

A big thank you to everyone who stopped by to leave comments on the Fieldstone Common Facebook page and to share their favorite episode.

Fieldstone Common is pleased to announce that the winners are:

Linda McNeil Wilky

and 

Fred Trail
In order to receive their books Linda and Fred will need to email their mailing address so that the books can be sent out.
Thanks again to everyone who participated. See you on the air on Thursday!
Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

Two Deadlines are Coming Fast!

by pasukaru76

Deadlines Are Rapidly Approaching

1) The Big Giveaway is over at 6pm EST on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.  Don’t miss your chance to win a copy of The Poorhouses of Massachusetts by Heli Meltsner. It’s so easy to win. Here are the instructions.

2) Don’t Miss your chance to get a FREE Heirloom Registry tag from our sponsor, Houstory. The registry id tag will let you try out the Heirloom Registry and preserve the story behind one of your heirlooms. What better opportunity than to try something for free to see if you like it. The giveaway end Thanksgiving Day. Details are here.

Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

The Big Giveaway!

Fieldstone Common has two copies of The Poorhouses of Massachusetts to give away to its listeners!

The Poorhouses of Massachusetts by Heli Meltsner is published by McFarland & Company Inc, Publishers.

The book retails for $55!!
This 235 page book includes four appendices, end notes, a bibliography and an index. It has lots of black and white photos. It also has a large section on extant Massachusetts poorhouses and their history. It also includes an overview history of poor laws in Massachusetts.
Enter the Giveaway
In order to win, go to the Fieldstone Common page on Facebook and hit “like.” Then leave a comment describing which has been your favorite Fieldstone Common episode and why. The two most convincing/genuine answers will win the books.

If you haven’t listened to Fieldstone Common yet start now! You have plenty of time between now and Wednesday!

If you don’t have a Facebook account then send your comment to radio@fieldstonecommon.com.
Enter anytime between now and Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 6pm EST.  The winners will be announced on the blog that evening.
Photo by shimelle and used under the creative commons license.
Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

Win a Copy of The Last Muster or Fashionable Folks


I still have two books to give away from the interview with Maureen Taylor on Thursday.  Here’s a chance for podcast listeners to win a door prize!

Enter to win Fashionable Folks

The first book is Fashionable Folks Hairstyles 1840-1900.List price $19.95.

To win this book you need to answer this question from listening to the interview:

What did Maureen call the little curl that hangs down in front of a woman’s forehead?

To win the book Fashionable Folks Hairstyle 1840-1900 be the first person to send an email to radio@FieldstoneCommon.com on or after 5pm EST on Sunday, September 30, 2012.  The first correct entry received will win the book.

Enter to win The Last Muster

The second book is The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary War Generation. List price $45.

To win this book you need to answer this question from listening to the interview:

Which photo in The Last Muster was Maureen’s favorite?

To win the book The Last Muster be the first person to send an email to radio@FieldstoneCommon.com on or after 8pm EST on Sunday, September 30, 2012.  The first correct entry received will win the book.

You can enter to win both contests but if a winner you will only be selected for one book.Don’t forget to include your name in the email. If you have any questions leave them in the comments below. Winners will be notified by email.

Click the play button below to listen to the interview.

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Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

Don’t Miss these Door Prizes!

The Last Muster & Fashionable Folks
by Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective

I’m getting the door prizes ready for tomorrow’s Fieldstone Common show with Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective!

We’ve got two copies of The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary War Generation to give away (list price $45 each!). These are hard cover books.

And we’ve got two copies of  Fashionable Folks: Hairstyles 1840-1900. These trade paperbacks retail for $19.95 each.

I’ll be giving away one copy of each to the live audience during the Thursday show. Then for those of you who can’t listen live, you’ll have a chance to win after listening to the replay over the weekend. Stay tuned for more details on that.

LIVE: THURSDAY, 27 September 2012 at 1:00pm EST

Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

The Door Prizes are Ready!!

This week Fieldstone Common has some extra special door prizes.

Marian Pierre-Louis will be giving away two pairs of free tickets to tour the Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts.

One pair of tickets is for the general 60-minute Fairbanks House tour (a $24 value).  The other is a pair of tickets for the special 90-minute curator tours of the house (a $40 value).

These door prizes will be of most value to Fieldstone Common listeners who live within driving distance of the Fairbanks House. The free tours are provided courtesy of the Fairbanks House.

Recognizing that many listeners are spread out across the United States we are also offering two copies of the book The Fairbanks House: A History of the Oldest Timber-Frame Building in New England by premier architectural historian Abbott Lowell Cummings. These books are provided courtesy of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Be sure to set a reminder for Fieldstone Common in you calendar and get ready at 1pm EST today to hear some great discussion with curator Meaghan Siekman and win some door prizes.

Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis