"Creating Connecticut: Critical Moments That Shaped a Great State" Book Talk

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Atrium Cost: Donations Welcome * PRE-REGISTRATION APPRECIATED

CT State Historian Walter Woodward helps us understand how people and events in CT's past played crucial roles in forming the culture and character of CT today.
Woodward, a gifted story-teller, brings the history we thought we knew to life in new ways, from the nearly forgotten early presence of the Dutch, to the time when CT was New England's fiercest prosecutor of witches, the decades when Nutmeggers were rapidly leaving the state, and the years when Irish immigrants were hurrying into it.
Whether it's his investigation into the unusually rough justice meted out to Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale, or a peek into Mark Twain's smoking habits, "Creating Connecticut" will leave you thinking about our state's past - and its future - in a whole new way.

About the Author: Walt Woodward is the State Historian of CT and an Associate Professor of History at the University of CT. He is the narrator and producer of "Today in CT History (with CT Humanities) and "Grating the Nutmeg: The Podcast of CT History" (with CT Explored magazine). He also writes the "From the State Historian" column in Connecticut Explored. A widely sought after public speaker and historian, he live in Columbia, CT.
Pre-registration appreciated.

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