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Jordan Freeman: The Fight to Set a People Free

Canterbury Town Hall 1 Municipal Dr, Canterbury, CT, United States

The Canterbury Historical Society will present Kevin Johnson as Jordan Freeman, an African-American servant of John Ledyard and the body servant of Colonel William Ledyard in the Revolutionary War. An actual person and native of Old Lyme, although Jordan Freeman did not enlist himself, he witnessed key events of the War for Independence while with […]

The 1944 Hartford Circus Fire

Canterbury Town Hall 1 Municipal Dr, Canterbury, CT, United States

The worst disaster in Connecticut's modern history, as well as one of the worst fire disasters in United States history, occurred 80 years ago on July 6th, 1944. The tragic fire occurred during a matinee performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Hartford's north end which was attended by upwards of […]

18th-Century Chocolate Making

Canterbury Town Hall 1 Municipal Dr, Canterbury, CT, United States

Have we got a sweet program coming up in September! Robert Lecce of Pewter Pot Fine Spiced Chocolates will be coming to Canterbury to teach us about the art of 18th-century chocolate making. The lecture will include a demonstration along with a question and answer period. Attendees will be invited to enjoy delicious samples of […]

History of the Canterbury Volunteer Fire Department

Canterbury Town Hall 1 Municipal Dr, Canterbury, CT, United States

October is National Fire Prevention Month so what better time to learn more about our own Canterbury Volunteer Fire Company? Join us as we welcome Deputy Chief Thomas Marshall O'Neill who will share lots of archival photos and stories as he teaches us about the history of the department which has been proudly serving Canterbury […]

What A Glorious Crash They Made: Musick of Connecticut’s Revolution

Canterbury Town Hall 1 Municipal Dr, Canterbury, CT, United States

In a time when secular music was discouraged as an “extravagance and dissipation,” the fledgling composers of the American Colonies found fiery inspiration in the culture of Liberty. With songs published or performed in Connecticut during the American Revolution, historian and musician Richard Franklin Donohue will illuminate the colony's often overlooked contribution in this spirited […]