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February 15 Quilts of Valor

QUILTS OF VALOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15th 8:30am – 3:00pm The mission of the foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. Join us for the presentation ceremony at 9:30am or at 8:30am for breakfast with the veterans ($5.00 suggested donation) and over 30 quilters […] READ MORE.

February 18 Circus Moves!

*** TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18th at 1:00pm- Circus Moves with Cynthia Rauscher! *** No school!! Read with a circus performer, learn how to walk a tightrope & other circus fun. Must have a parent or guardian to help with activities. Registration requested but not required. Read the article on READ MORE.

The Ridgefield Press

An interesting find/mystery right herein CT The newest discovery also yielded 28 brass buttons, according to the Ridgefield Historical Society, and those artifacts will undergo testing by a team of forensic experts at the University of Connecticut, Quinnipiac University, Yale University, the University of Florida and the University of California-Santa Cruz. Read the article on READ MORE.

The Victorian Society in America

Interesting local history Today in Victorian History: January 6, 1853 – Franklin Pierce, the President-elect of the United States at the time, and his family are involved in a train wreck in Massachusetts. The family had been traveling from Boston by train when their car derailed and rolled down an embankment near Andover, Massachusetts. Both READ MORE.

Connecticut State Historian

In our first podcast for 2020, Walt Woodward interviews author and historian Tom Shachtman talks about his just-released book, The Founding Fortunes: How America’s Wealthy Paid for and Profited From America’s Revolution. Shachtman asks an important question most historians don’t consider: “‘Who paid’ for the war for independence?” Shachtmanhelps us understand the national significance READ MORE.

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