BERLIN — A Berlin woman has complied a pictorial history of Berlin that will be published in October.
Jacklyn Nadeau compiled and authored “Berlin,” for Arcadia Publishing’s “Postcard History Series.” The book will be released on October 18, and depicts the changing landscape of the city through postcards.
Nadeau, secretary for the Berlin and Coos County Historical Society and a genealogy researcher, compiled the postcards from the offett House Museum’s collection.
“I hope I chose well,” said Nadeau. Nadeau said the book is appealing because it documents the changes to the city visually. She added that a person reading the book doesn’t need too be heavy into history to enjoy the book.
The 128 page book is made up of about 200 postcards.
“The bulk was from the museum,” said Nadeau. She added that some of the rarer postcards like one of the covered bridge came out of a private collection.
Nadeau said that while her name appears on the book, many other people contributed to putting the book together.
“It was very labor intensive,” said Nadeau. She added that she enjoyed researching the book, but it took a lot of work.
While the publishing company was looking to have the book done in a few months, Nadeau said she was able to stretch the work out over a year.
Arcadia Publishing specializes in publishing books on local and regional history, according to press material on the company. The company is committed to making history accessible and meaningful through their books.
The publishing of “Berlin” will not be the first time Arcadia Publishing has put out a book on Berlin. Nadeau said she got the idea from a book of Berlin pictures that had been published about 11 years ago, by Arcadia Publishing. She added the company was putting out a series called, “Images of America.”
Once the book is released, it will be available at the Moffett House Museum, Wonderland Bookstore and other local retailers, according to Nadeau. The book will also be available on Arcadia Publishing’s web site.
Nadeau said the historical society is planning a book signing at the Moffett House Museum towards the end of October.
All of the proceeds from the book will be benefiting the Moffett House, said Nadeau. She added that the books sales will help fund many of the improvements the museum needs to the building.