Black History Month programs:
Thursday February 23rd at 1:00p.m. Summer of Soul, the award winning film about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival
in the Mary Flood Room
Monday February 13th at 6:00p.m.
Who We Are documentary & discussion in the Mary Flood Room
February 8th at 1:00p.m.
History Programs in the Mary Flood Room
Wednesday March 15th at 6pm
Rosie the Riveter & Women's History
Rosie the Riveter “Rosie the Riveter” became an iconic symbol of working women during World War II. What was it really like for them? We’ll look at propaganda posters, art, music, photos, and hear real-life accounts of Connecticut women who worked for victory in the war.
A CT Historical Society Presentation.
Tuesday April 18th 6pm Antique Button Program
Historical Buttons: the Connecticut Connection It all started when the “War of 1812” interrupted the supply of buttons coming into the United States from England. Aaron Benedict formed the beginning of what was to become The Waterbury Button Company and began to melt down pewter pots and pans in order to make buttons for military uniforms. Between 1812 to 1849, the company started manufacturing brass as well as pewter buttons and became the nation’s first caster of brass. In 1849, The Waterbury Button Company was formed solely for the manufacturing of buttons and uniform accessories. With a reputation as a reliable supplier of high-quality buttons, The Waterbury Button Company has produced many historical buttons.
Wednesday June 7th at 6pm
Tavern Life in Early CT
Tapping Into the Past: Tavern Life in Early Connecticut Taverns in early Connecticut were more than just a place to drink. Travelers and locals alike saw taverns as a place to be entertained, spread news and gossip, have a good meal, and get a night’s lodging. Learn about how taverns were an essential part of every Connecticut town.
A CT Historical presentation. Registration Requested!