Lectures

This is a list of lectures happening around the area. To submit yours, please click the “Post Your Event” button in the top right corner of the calendar, enter your event details and we’ll be in contact soon to confirm.

 

Apr
29
Sat
Old Lyme and WWI Dinner Lecture @ Lymes’ Senior Center
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm

The Old Lyme Historical Society will again offer its annual Dinner Lecture on Saturday, April 29, 6:00 pm at the Lymes’ Senior Center, Town Woods Rd. Another sumptuous meal, prepared by Coffees’ Market , will be served. Following dinner, Old Lyme Town Historian, Dr. John (Ned) Pfeiffer will speak about Old Lyme and the First World War. This is an appropriate topic as 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the United States entry into “The War to End All Wars.” As in the past, this event is sure to be a sell-out so get your tickets early. They will be available at the Historical Society Building on Lyme Street (Saturday mornings only, 10-12, April 15 and 22), at Webster Bank on Halls Rd,   or on our website oldlymehistoricalsociety.org. The price will be $35 (plus $2 through the website) or $40 at the door, if any are available. For more information, see our website.

May
9
Tue
Ella Grasso, Connecticut’s Pioneering Governor @ Chester Village West
May 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ella Grasso, Connecticut’s Pioneering Governor @ Chester Village West | Chester | Connecticut | United States

Jon Purmont, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Southern Connecticut State University, served as Governor Ella Grasso’s executive assistant. In this talk, Purmont will draw on his diary from that time, research in archival collections, and interviews with Grasso’s family and friends to provide a detailed portrait of this political pioneer.

May
16
Tue
Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P.T. Barnum, and the Dawn of American Celebrity @ Chester Village West
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P.T. Barnum,  and the Dawn of American Celebrity @ Chester Village West | Chester | Connecticut | United States

Adored worldwide as “General Tom Thumb,” Charles Stratton played to sold-out shows for almost forty years. Thorough Becoming Tom Thumb, author and professor Eric Lehman tells the full story of this iconic figure for the first time. Drawing on newly available sources, Lehman’s book and talk details Stratton’s triumphs on the New York stage, his epic celebrity wedding, and his around-the-world tour. Stratton’s unique brand of Yankee comedy also helped move little people out of the side show and into the lime light.

Jun
7
Wed
Nearly everything you need to know about Middlesex Hospital’s Shoreline Medical Center and Shoreline Cancer Center @ Chester Village West
Jun 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nearly everything you need to know about Middlesex Hospital's Shoreline Medical Center and Shoreline Cancer Center @ Chester Village West | Chester | Connecticut | United States

Learn about the full-service outpatient and emergency medical center just 13 miles from Chester Village West. This interactive session will give you the opportunity to ask questions and learn about plans for a new comprehensive cancer center. The talk will be presented by Laura A. Martino, VP, Marketing, Development and Community Programs,
Middlesex Hospital and Justin Drew, MSN, RN, Director, Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center.

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