|10/14/2016 - 7:00 pm|
|Community Room of the Canterbury, CT Town Hall|
|1 Municipal Drive - Canterbury, CT 06331|
There will be a brief business session at 7:00 pm, followed by the program & refreshments. Free and open to the public. Bring a friend.
Bloody battlefields and raucous taverns in Connecticut served as the backdrop for pivotal figures and bold actions vital to the American Revolution—but how sure are you that’s all in the past?
Step foot into a time when the Sons of Liberty, Tories, and Patriots changed the course of history as author Courtney McInvale uncovers with us the Revolutionary “haunts” of Connecticut. Nathan Hale is said to still conduct lessons in New London and East Haddam, and some suspect that George Washington occasionally visits the Shaw Mansion and Fairfield’s Sun Tavern. The presence of notorious traitor Benedict Arnold is sometimes felt in the Leffingwell Inn and at Ye Antientist Burial Ground in New London, where he commanded 1,600 troops as a newly turned Loyalist. Picnickers claim to see apparitions of wounded soldiers seated among them at Fort Griswold in Groton.
Ms. McInvale will share with us all that and more from her new book, Revolutionary War Ghosts of Connecticut, released on August 29 by History Press. Following her talk, she will sell and sign copies of the book.
Make plans to join us…if you dare!
But even if you aren’t a member, our monthly history-themed programs are free and the public is warmly invited. The business session starts at 7:00. If you want to skip it and come just for the program, arrive about 7:30.
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