March 2013 News Letter

MARCH PROGRAM: INDIAN WARS IN CONNECTICUT Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 pm at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St, Meriden, CT 06450

Connecticut has generally been seen as a bucolic, rather quiet state. But early in its history, the state saw bloody battles, both between Native American tribes and between natives and colonists. The program, presented by David Koch, a historian and an Assistant Professor of History at Housatonic Community College, will center on two major Indian wars of the period: the Pequot-Mohegan War and King Philip’s War. It will also deal in part with the battle fought in Fairfield that ended the Pequot-Mohegan War in 1637. The talk will present a lesser-known aspect of history of our region and our state, which in turn profoundly affected the history of Colonial America.

This program is co-sponsored by the Meriden Public Library and is opened to the public.


UPCOMING EVENTS: THE MERIDEN FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS Will be the subject of our special exhibit Sundays in May at the Andrews Homestead. Details to follow in our next newsletter.


THE BLIZZARD OF ’78 a narrated slide presentation by Michael Tougias on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013  6:30 pm at the Merideb Public Library


MANY THANKS TO: Lesley Solkoske, Greg D. Hugo, Agnes Baur, Frank Chiarenza, Emily Belanger, Margaret Myers, Ruth Ann Davis, Joan Munger, Victoria Brady, Mark Dunn, Nancy luck, Eugene & Mary Louise Mosher, The Civil War Encampment, Christine Reinhardt, Mary Lou and Rich Hagan, Jerry Newman, Loren Pinkerman, Tuck Hugo, and to the the Slavinski Family, for their generosity to the Society.


WE NOTE WITH SORROW the passing of Lillian Semolic, a long time member of the Society.



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