Fourth of July parade, 1928 Old Canterbury/Plainfield bridge in winter, c.1920 Canterbury Green looking to the northeast, c.1950 Setting the Rochambeau Memorial March marker, May 2006 The Willoughby house at the intersection of Routes 14 & 169, c.1930 Walter Papuga at his Westminster Hill Store, c.1960 Preserving the Cleaveland Cemetery gate, 1976 The Asa Bacon Homestead, c.1900 Recess at the Green School, c. early 1900s Carpenter's hoops ready for delivery, c.1920s Calvary Chapel, c.1940s Butts Bridge under construction, 1936 Near Old RT 14 Quinebaug Bridge, c.1912 Arthur Bennett's sawmill, c.1920 Charles Barstow with buggy, c. early 1900s John Warner Barber print of Canterbury Green, 1835 Jonathan Wheeler House -- built 1760 Dr. Helen Baldwin & family, c.1945 The Flood of August 1955
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Friday, September 13th 2013 at 7:00 PM brief business session, followed by program & refreshements
Location: Community Room of the Canterbury Town Hall - 1 Municipal Drive, Canterbury, Connecticut  

Dr. Matthew Warshauer on Connecticut in The American Civil War
We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Matthew Warshauer to discuss his latest book, Connecticut in The American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice, & Survival. Among his topics: the different attitudes in Connecticut toward slavery and race before, during, and after the war; the sacrifices of those who served both on the front and at home; and the need for closure after the war.

Dr. Warshauer, professor of history at Central Connecticut State University and co-chair of the Connecticut Civil War Commemoration Commission, will also discuss the plans underway for the state’s 150th anniversary of the war. He notes: "Although most may not immediately think of Connecticut when considering the Civil War, the state was extensively involved in the conflict. We sent more than 30 regiments to the front, had an extensive industrial capacity, and an active home front. Connecticut is also home to more than 130 Civil War monuments."

The author of three books, Dr. Warshauer is a specialist on 19th century political and constitutional history. The book he'll be exploring with us, Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice, and Survival (2011), is a riveting account of the state’s remarkably often turbulent Civil War history. His forthcoming book, Inside Connecticut in the Civil War, is an edited collection that offers additional insights into how Connecticut struggled through the war period and its aftermath. His scholarship and work as a public historian has been recognized by the New England History Teacher’s Association 2012 Kidger Award and the Association for the Study of Connecticut History’s 2012 Bruce Fraser Award.

We hope you'll join us. Admission is free and the public is cordially invited. Bring a friend.

The Canterbury Historical Society meets the second Friday evening of the month, unless otherwise noted. Following a brief business session, there's always an interesting program on some historical topic, and then refreshments and visiting. We're a pretty friendly crowd.
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Cliff Williams with saw rig, c.1920s The Prudence Crandall House, c. early 1900s First Congregational Church, December 1963 First Congregational Church fire, December 1963 Ford (Fort) Ned remains, 2002 Frink & Wright Store, c.1930 Canterbury Grange, c. 1920s Teacher Happie K. Tracy, c. 1950s Fly rod maker Hiram Hawes, c. 1920s Henry Larkham & friend, c. 1900s Canterbury Plains, c. early 1900s Statue of Moses Cleaveland in Cleveland, Ohio Bennett's skunk farm on Graff Road, c.1920s