Landmarks Lunch & Learn | Restoring History & Honoring Humanity

In 2023, staff at three Connecticut Landmarks sites worked with local teachers and students through the Witness Stones Project to learn about the lives of people who were enslaved at our sites. Learn more about this project with Lynn Mervosh, Site Administrator, who was part of the process at the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden.

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Landmarks Lunch & Learn | Stories We Don’t Tell You: Lesser-Known Tales of the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden

Go beyond the bestseller with Site Administrator Peg Shimer to learn about Vice Presidents, movie stars, pasta dinners, and the art of a well-made martini!

By |2023-09-19T12:24:34-04:00July 28th, 2023|, |Comments Off on Landmarks Lunch & Learn | Stories We Don’t Tell You: Lesser-Known Tales of the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden

Slavery to Emancipation: The Seward Legacy and the Politics of Anti-Slavery

Seward Museum staff will detail the Seward family’s involvement in the fight against slavery by highlighting relationships and political moves. The Sewards participated in controversial trials, pushed the bounds of New York and national slavery laws, and offered their house as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Frances Seward was also very good friends with Harriet Tubman and supported her in various ways.

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Landmarks Lunch & Learn | I feel less distant when I write to you: Frederic Palmer’s Italian Letters

Bridget Pupillo, Freelance Translator and Adjunct Professor at Connecticut College, discusses her recent project translating the Italian-language letters of Frederic Palmer and partners from his time in Europe in the 1930s.

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Landmarks Lunch & Learn | Jim Crow America: The Green Book in New London, 1937-67

In 1937, Victor H. Green published The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide to businesses where Black customers would be welcome. Historian Tom Schuch discusses New London sites from the book that can help us understand life in mid-20th century America.

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Landmarks Lunch & Learn | McCook’s Main Streets

From 1865 to 1927, Reverend John James McCook spent his days on East Hartford’s Main Street as the pastor of St. John’s Episcopal Church, and his evenings on Hartford’s Main Street as the patriarch of the Butler-McCook family. Learn about his life, his work at the Edward Tuckerman Potter-designed church, and his family’s continued connection to the parish. 

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