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Nahant awarded $15K federal grant to preserve, digitize herbarium

Nahant Public Library Director Sharon Hawkes looks through the herbarium which was created by Florence “Miss Flossie” Johnson, a Nahant school teacher, and her pupils in 1897. (Spenser R. Hasak)
NAHANT — A federal grant will help the library preserve the town’s natural history.  Nahant was awarded a federal Library Services and Technology Act grant for $15,000 from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners to preserve and digitize a 122-year-old herbarium. “With a huge interest right now in preserving Nahant’s natural resources, we hope to…

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