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Special Events & Programs

Program registration is processed on a first come first served basis. You may register by phone, (860) 677-9222, in person, by mail or online. Payment options are credit card, check, or cash. Your membership must be current at the time the program meets in order to receive the member discount. Museum staff reserves the right to cancel classes for insufficient enrollment. You will be notified at least three working days in advance if a program is cancelled. Cancellations with at least forty-eight hours notice will receive a refund.

17th Century Connecticut Symposium

 Date: 9/15/2012
 Starting Time: 9:00:00 AM
 Ending Time: 3:30:00 PM

Connecticut’s 17th-century past has long been a “lost period” in history. The cultures that populated its shore and riverbanks had complex relationships, and their material and intellectual cultures are only superficially understood. This symposium provides an opportunity to share information and learn about this seminal and somewhat mysterious part of our history.

Speakers and Presenters

Dr. Joseph Avitable

"Connecticut's Integration into the Atlantic Economy"

Rebecca Guernsey

"Gifts from the Dead: The Beneficiaries of 17th-Century Probate Records

William Hosley

"Connecticut's 17th-Century Material Culture, Problems, Prospects and Possibilites"

Kevin McBride, Laurie Pasteryak, David Naumec, Ashley Bissonnette

"Battlefields of the Pequot War: Project, Documents and Archaeology"

Alice Plouchard Stelzer

"Finding Invisible Seventeenth-Century Women"

Donarita Vocca

"The Revered and the Reviled: Two Early Families of Connecticut"


Registration required by September 14.

Admission: $25 per person (includes morning beverages & lunch)